Two advanced Dutch Formula Student race teams from Delft University of Technology will compete at the British edition of the student championship in two weeks from now. DUT Racing defends its title in the battery-electric series, while FORZE brings once again race its hydrogen-electric car.
Both unveiled their 2012 machines last week. The DUT 12 was presented at centre of the city of Delft. “This is a car we are very proud of”, says team manager Max Wink. “It’s the first four wheel driven electric car from DUT Racing, with 85 kW (111hp) of power and a weight of merely 144 kg. We are aiming for the first place in the Formula Student competition in Silverstone and Hockenheim.”
Just a few days later, the green mean machine from FORZE was presented in The Hague. After failing to drive in last years’ Formula Student edition at Silverstone, the Delft students wants to take revenge. “With everything we’ve learned last year, we’ve now built a very reliable car. Forze V has fifty per cent more power and has ten per cent less weight”, says team manager Jan Jaap Treurniet. This team will compete during the Silverstone event in July and wants to break the 1/8 mile record for hydrogen powered cars on 16th of August. Which could be seen as the teams’ tradition.