The second Formula Student event of the season took place in Austria from July 29th to August 2nd. A strong starting field with a total of 49 vehicles (19 electric cars) fought for points and podium finishes at the Redbull Ring. Once again, the GreenTeam scored convincing results in the statics disciplines, with the victory in the Business Plan Presentation being the standout result. In the dynamic disciplines, however, the team experienced ups and downs. The density at the top was really close, but the team nonetheless achieved Top 5 results in the Autocross and Acceleration. A thrown cone in the Autocross and the resulting two seconds penalty prevented an even better placement.
With the final endurance still to come, the GreenTeam was still in contention for a podium position, even the overall victory did not seem to be out of range. But unfortunately, shortly before the Top 3 shootout of the electric class startet, rain hit the track. In wet track conditions both riders lost more than 20 seconds a lap to the top times. Once again, the Green Team was unlucky. This time, however, it was the weather that prevented the team from celebrating a podium position. In the end, the GreenTeam had to settle for sixth place overall. (Photo © FS Austria Media)
FS Austria Results:
We congratulate the team of the TU Hamburg for the victory at the Formula Student Austria. Second place was taken by Team Racetech (TU Freiberg) and third place by the team of Chalmers University of Technology.