Strong finish for Waikato Formula SAE team in Melbourne

18 December 2013

The University of Waikato Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team and their car have placed sixth overall in the Formula SAE-Australasia competition in Melbourne. They were also the top ranked team from New Zealand.

The competition, which was held from 12-15 December, included 23 teams and involved static and dynamic events. The 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 including autocross (one lap on a track), endurance (30 laps on a track), acceleration and a skid pan event on a figure eight course against the clock.  Read more