This competition was held from 5th to 11th August in Hockenheim, Germany, also known as World Championship of Formula Student Events and the World’s biggest University Level Design Competition. The competition saw the participation of 118 teams from over 25 nations with more than 3000 participants and 6000 visitors.
We are very proud to say that we created a history in the competition. Our team became the first and the only Indian Electric team to clear all technical inspections approving all German standards and the first and the only Indian electric team to drive our car on German tracks. We had an upstanding performance in the static events which included Business Plan Presentation, Engineering Design event and Cost and Manufacturing event. The team also competed in dynamic events comprising of Autocross, Acceleration and Endurance being one of the 23 electric teams who were able to compete in Endurance Event which is the most important dynamic event in the competition completing 13 out of 18 laps leaving behind the established German teams. The team has successfully achieved all its goals and performed beyond expectations thereby raising the benchmark by elevating the Indian flag in German grounds. We bagged an overall 25th position which is our best performance till date.
Formula Bharat is an engineering design competition in which students from colleges and universities all over the country compete with a life-size Formula-style vehicle in areas of engineering design, overall cost, marketability and dynamic performance. The series replicates the global student Formula series hosted in around 11 countries per year.
The purpose of this competition is to encourage students to gain hands-on practical experience, while applying engineering theories studied in the classroom. In addition, students learn the art of management and teamwork, which are essential skills required in the ‘real-world’. These student teams are required to build a new vehicle from scratch year-after-year and seek sponsorship and donations by their own means to fund the project.
Axlr8r Formula Racing won the overall Runners Up trophy in the event.