Monash Motorsport has officially wrapped up their dream 2018 Formula SAE campaign with a record placing in Austria and a gallant sixth in Germany.
Following on from last month’s sensational outright victory at the iconic Silverstone Racetrack in the United Kingdom, the team continued their journey into Austria for the second of their three competitions.
With the event taking place at the famous Red Bull Ring, the students’ cars were graded on a variety of assets that included engineering, business, efficiency and acceleration.
Despite not winning the Austrian event, Monash Motorsport still finished in their highest ever position, placing second for the combustion car and fourth outright for the electric car.
Placing first out of a 30-strong field in both the engineering design and business presentation field, their combustion car, M17 – C scored 789.9 points in total, second only to Technische Universität Graz, the Austrian team scoring an impressive 846 points.
In the 19-entry electronic car category, Monash Motorsport’s M17-E scored a total of 741.5 points as E78 TU Hamburg from Germany won the category, edging out fellow German university TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Chalmers University of Technology from Sweden.
Full of confidence from their two previous results, Monash Motorsport then went to their final destination, the world renowned Hockenheimring in Germany for the Formula Student Germany.
More than 115 teams from around the world took part in the six-day event, the most demanding of the three competitions, as Monash Motorsport looked to continue their golden run.
Finishing the Combustion category with 750.33 points, the M17 – C missed out on a podium finish, grabbing outright sixth place with their highest section Engineering Design where they placed second. Germany’s own Rennteam Uni Stuttgart e.V won the category with 888.60 points.
In the Electric car category, the M17 – E also finished sixth outright, posting a total score of 633.55 points, with Switzerland’s Zürich ETH finishing on top with 883.76 points. The M17 – E came away from the event with a first in the business presentation.
After placing in some of their highest ever positions to date, it has been a successful tour for Monash Motorsport, who will return to Australia with their heads held high as they begin to prepare for their next European tour in two years time.
Published: 16 August, 2018