Students of ETH Zürich have won the German Formula Student Electric competition at the Hockenheim circuit. Praised by its design and speed, the AMZ Racing Team ranked first after a range of static and dynamic disciplines. The German Stuttgart University finished second and three-time winner Delft University of Technology from the Netherlands became third.
A team of 30 students from ETH Zürich and University of Luzern built a 168 kg, 201 hp electric race car. It performed well on several aspects like the skidpad and autocross, as well as completing a 75 metre sprint from standstill in 3,493 seconds. The endurance race over 22 kilometres was one of the most important parts of the competition. The Swiss were able to withstand the pressure from Stuttgart University and Delft University of Technology, winner of the British Formula Student competition, and beat 39 rivals on this discipline.
ETH Zürich was also awarded with ‘Bosch Engineering Best Power Systems’ and ‘Daimler Best E-Drive Packaging’, leaving the students in a winning spirit. In addition, the team managed to place itself ahead of the overall competition, beating the winner of the fossil fuel powered class. On top of that the team extended its lead on the global Formula Student world ranking.