Top ten finish for TAU Racing at Silverstone

Top ten finish for TAU Racing at Silverstone

Engineering students from the University of Aberdeen have finished in the UK top ten of a major global motor racing competition for the second year in a row.

TAU Racing (Team Aberdeen University) finished ninth in the UK, 2nd in Scotland and 15th overall in the Institution of Mechanical Engineering’s (IMechE) Formula Student event at Silverstone race track.

Over 100 teams from around the world take part in the annual competition, which challenges students to design, manufacture and race a single seat racing car. 

Teams compete across a number of criteria, taking into account a range of factors including vehicle design and cost, as well as track performance.  Participants also deliver a business presentation where they have the opportunity to showcase their vehicle to a panel of industry experts.

After a strong performance last year that saw TAU Racing finish third in the UK and fourth overall, the team made a number of improvements to their vehicle in order to maintain its strong record in the competition, including:

  • new carbon fibre undertray and diffuser system – the largest carbon fibre structure ever manufactured by the team - designed to improve aerodynamics

  • paddle actuated pneumatic gear shift system, where compressed air is used to change gears, improving shift times and allowing drivers to keep both hands on the wheel

  • 3D printed steering wheel with digital dash at its centre, providing information such as engine temperature and speed, and gear position

  • improved airbox, increasing power output from 70 to 82 BHP

Commenting on the TAU Racing’s performance at this year’s event, Team Manager Peter Arthur said:

“Firstly I'd like to thank our sponsors for their generosity, as well as all at the University of Aberdeen for their support throughout the year.

“The team performed admirably throughout the competition, and throughout the year, working strongly together to achieve a fantastic placing.

“Retention of a top 10 UK ranking is extremely rewarding - thousands of man hours go into each car, with team members devoting their free time outside of academic studies to ensure the car succeeds.

“The results are a testament to the determination of our members to develop their skills and seek out new challenges.”

 

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