Young car mak­ers get all revved up

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The Univer­sity of Waikato For­mula SAE (So­ci­ety of Au­to­mo­tive Engi­neers) team was placed sixth over­all in the For­mula SAE-Aus­trala­sia com­pe­ti­tion in Mel­bourne. It was also the top ranked team from New Zealand.

For­mula SAE is an in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion where univer­sity stu­dents de­sign and build a car. Com­pe­ti­tions are held across the world, with more than 900 uni­ver­si­ties tak­ing part.

The com­pe­ti­tion, which was held from 12-15 De­cem­ber 2013, in­cluded 23 teams and in­volved static and dy­namic events.

The Waikato For­mula SAE team placed fourth in cost and fifth in de­sign. Static events com­prised of giv­ing de­sign, busi­ness and cost pre­sen­ta­tions, while the dy­namic events in­cluded a range of qual­ity tests such as scru­ti­neer­ing, brake, noise and a tilt test, and rac­ing events.

The Waikato For­mula SAE team was formed in 2006. Each year the team builds an open wheeled sin­gle seat­style race car to com­pete in For­mula SAE.

Photo sup­plied

From back left: Daniel Lamb (team leader), Av­inash Chavda, Ben Jack­son, Dr Mike Duke (su­per­vi­sor), Kevin Dun­can and Sam Brien. From front left: Michael Hoogen­doorn, Brad Webb, Dr Mark Lay (su­per­vi­sor) and Isaac Hayes.

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