Formula Student Spain 2017: last stop of the season for UniBo Motorsport

Formula Student Spain 2017: last stop of the season for UniBo Motorsport

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UniBo Motorsport, the Formula SAE Team of the University of Bologna, has now reached the end of its 2016/17 sports season.
The last competition faced was the Formula Student Spain held for the eighth time at the Circuit de Barcelona – Cataluña from 23 to 27 August 2017. This year there were 69 registered teams from all over the world, including 35 combustion and 34 electric.

On August 24 the team started the race, as usual, with the Scrutineering passed without great difficulty on the first attempt. The Business Presentation took place on the same day, while the last static tests (Cost and Design Event) took place on the following day.
All three highlighted, in order: the ability to develop a good idea of ​​case business, an understanding of how much the cost in relation to the available budget is a fundamental factor in an engineering design and, finally, how the choices and design efforts meet market choices.
The dynamic tests of Skid Pad, Acceleration and Autocross have instead highlighted, once again, the potential of the UBM17 Felsinea.
In the second of these UniBo Motorsport finished third with 3,845 seconds, also setting an internal record for the team.
Unfortunately in the decisive test, Endurance, due to a problem with the braking system, it was not possible to complete it and reluctantly the team was forced to withdraw.
Bad luck played a low blow. The team is however satisfied with the results obtained and already with the head to the possible improvements for the next car.

For some team members it was the last race of their career in Formula Student for others the first but as always for everyone it was an incredible opportunity to grow, improve and above all make a team!

It was an important year for UniBo Motorsport, full of highly educational experiences and unique opportunities to learn and show the fruit of their work, the UBM17 Felsinea.
Thanks to all the people and realities who believed in the passion and desire to make the group this year, without them nothing would have been possible. Special thanks to the Automotoclub Storico Italiano who has believed in the project since 2012 and to Lamborghini Squadra Corse, a new and already incisive partner of the season.

Federico Aviano

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