SEEGER-ORBIS supports the Clausthal-Zellerfeld technical university /
March 2, 2014 - Seeger-Ringe has had a presence in the Formula Student event for years.
After 2011 and 2012, it will also take on the electric-powered racing car challenge in 2014
Formula Student is an international design and construction competition, which is held among students in natural sciences and engineering and becoming increasingly popular.
The idea of getting students to compete with each other in racing cars they themselves have constructed is based on the “Formula SAE“ event established by American university professors over 30 years ago and since 1999, this racing class has also established a presence in Europe with the “Formula Student“. This involves giving students autonomous scope to develop and construct a formula racing car, which can then be used to compete in international contests against representatives from other universities.
On such occasions, it is not necessarily the fastest car which wins, since a holistic concept must be devised, which may encompass various disciplines, including fields of machine-building and economics, and be assessed by an expert jury from the motor sports and carmaking fields.
In 2011 and 2012, the Seeger-Orbis company supported the “Green Voltage Racing“ team of the Clausthal-Zellerfeld technical university by donating materials in the form of retaining rings and circlips.
At the moment, the team is midway through producing the current racing car for the 2014 season and making very good time. Since the requirements imposed this year mean the car has to be far smaller and lighter than previous years, the team frequently requires support with new retaining rings and circlips from Seeger-Orbis.
In return, Seeger-Orbis is included in the list of main sponsors on the Facebook page and the team website (www.gvr-clausthal.de) and our logo is also applied directly to the vehicle itself.
We are keeping our fingers firmly crossed for the racing weekend at the Hockenheim circuit in August. The ninth Formula Student event promises to be a superb event, with 115 teams from 26 countries, competing in dual disciplines of the “Formula Student Combustion (FSC)“ (75 teams) and “Formula Student Electric (FSE)” (40 Teams).
An image showing the GVR race from 2013: For the 2014 season, further key optimization in weight and performance is expected.