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Formula Student Czech Republic 2017 | Autodrom Most, Czech Republic

Formula Student Czech Republic 2017 took place at Autodrom Most in Czech Republic in 2. - 5.8.2017. Our team passed the registration quiz so we could participate.

There were 47 teams overall, 33 combustion and 14 electric cars. 

Start of the competition was on Wednesday, August 2nd, and we had to pass the scrutineering as always. Our team didn't have any big problem and we passed it for the first try. Part of the scrutineering are also tilt test, noise test and brake test. We passed everything for the first time, except noise test. We made necessary adjustments and then was everything okay.

Static disciplines came on Thursday. We went thru Cost and Manufacturing, Business Presentation and Design Presentation during whole day. Groups of judges were much smaller than previous Formula Student East, but it doesn't mean we do not have to be prepared as good as last time.

After comprehensive interpretations we had only few hours to recharge our energy and hurray to the last two days of races - dynamic disciplines are always the most favorite.

We did few adjustments on our Vector 03 on Friday and we decided to do a small test. After that we went to Skid Pad. Unfortunatelly, first try of our pilot was not good. Our car went off the track and for sure we also hit timer. Second try was much better. We were afraid we maybe can not pass all morning's disciplines, so we went to acceleration. Both of our pilots try their luck and our best time was 4,2 s. Then we went back to the Skid Pad. We just passed all disciplines and we had to prepare the car for Autocross.

We were quite good in Autocross. Only one hesitation came, when our pilot went off the track because of quickly cooled tyres. 

Last day of the competition was Saturday. Endurance. Race for 22 km. Formula was working great, our repairs and adjustements were good and both of our pilots drove calm, safety, but pushing. We had no big problems.

Results of Formula TU Ostrava

Dynamic disciplines - 33 teams in category 1C

discipline points place
Acceleration 59,17 points 11. place
Skid Pad 44,30 points 17. place
Autocross 42,31 points 23. place
Endurance 161,96 points 14. place
Efficiency 86,73 points 5. place

*efficiency - spotřeba paliva

Static disciplines - 33 teams in category 1C

discipline points place
Cost 67 points 19. place
Presentation 63 points 24. place
Design 46 points 23. place

Overall results - 33 teams in category 1C

points overall place overall
570,47 points 10. place

Pilots

discipline name

Acceleration
Petr Kresta
Miroslav Kubina

Skid Pad
Miroslav Kubina
Tomáš Pasterňák

Autocross
Tomáš Puda
Tomáš Pasterňák

Endurance
Petr Kresta
Tomáš Puda

Our team enjoyed the competition and we want to than our partners we could participate. After not so good Formula Student East 2017 we lifted our spirits. After few free days we close up ourselves into the workshop and start to decide about new formula concept.

You can see som photos in our gallery and at our facebooku, there will be much more.

Formula Student East 2017 | Euroring, Örkény, Hungary

Formula Student East took place at Euroring (Örkény, Hungary) in 19. - 23.7.2017.

There were 38 teams, 22 in category combution engines. This race participated the best of the best from the world ranking list, like CAT - Racing, Rennteam Uni Stuttgart, Formula Student Team Delft, GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart e.V., HAWKS Racing e.V., AMZ Racing Team and more. From other Czech teams we met there coleagues from TU Brno Racing, CTU Cartech and eForce FEE Prague Formula.

We wanted to pass the scrutineering on Thursday and yes, we succeeded. We passed at first go including the noise and tilt tests. Only brake test we had to do more times, but we pass without any changes. We were first who passed whole scrutineering, which made us surprised among these competitors. 

Friday was the day of static disciplines. We talked about our design, business and cost report. Judges liked our formula and they aknowledged our work in really small team. 

We were in dynamic disciplines during weekend. We tested before passing them because of settings. It was obvious that engine doesn't work right. Due to this we  decided to go thru all dynamic disciplines one time. Only acceleration we made twice, because damp track during first passing.

Another displease situation came during atocross. Few meters in front of finish line the engine stopped and we scape through by hair's breadth. We faced to engine change in the evening and we had to do it in a trice.

Last day is always the day of endurance. Due to engine change and it's needed start we missed our start position (only three minutes late). Thanks to this we had to start after whole teams, who catched their positions.

We started to endurance in the evening with teams like HAWS, KA-RaceIng etc. Firt driver finished his part, but during drivers change we found out we have bad oil leakage and due to this we had to retire of the race.

Despite Formula Student East 2017 was not easy for our team and our place is not as good as we wanted, we definitely enjoyed it and it was interesting to see top teams in action.

Results - Formula TU Ostrava

Dynamic Events - 38 teams overall, 22 teams in Class 1C

event points place overall/combustion
Acceleration 14,7 23/15
Skid Pad 26,2 16/9
Autocross 4,5 24/17
Endurance 0 15/8
Efficiency 0 15/8

Static Events - 38 teams overall, 22 teams in Class 1C

event points place overall/combustion
Cost 25,3  32/17
Business 34,8  34/19
Design 90  27/15

Overall - 38 teams overall, 22 teams in Class 1C

points overall place overall combustion
195,5 31/18

Pilots

event name

Acceleration
Petr Kresta
Miroslav Kubina

Skid Pad
Tomáš Pasterňák

Autocross
Tomáš Puda


Endurance
Petr Kresta

You can see som photos in our gallery and some others will be in on facebook. 

We are repairing damages and improving our imperfections for next competition which is Formula Student Czech Republic August 2nd - 5th at Autodrom Most.