Formula student race car from Malta for Silverstone 2018

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Formula student race car from Malta for Silverstone 2018Malta’s very own Formula Student Team – University of Malta Racing – have unveiled their race car for the 2018 Formula Student Competition.

It will be held the Silverstone Circuit in the UK this July, when the competition brings together teams from some of the best universities around the world.

All the partners, collaborators and team members who contribute to make the project a reality were at the launch.

Present at the event were Prof. Godfrey Baldacchino, Pro-Rector of the University of Malta and Mr Ryan Borg, from the Parliamentary Secretariat for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations.

This year, the team said that it has made a number of improvements to various parts of the car, including a redesigned turbocharger setup, a lighter pedal box and a new electronics system.

It said that the most visible improvement is the application of an aerodynamic package which had been in the research phase through engineering final year projects in the past years.

This will be the fifth Maltese entry into a Formula Student event, following successful attempts in 2007, 2014, 2015 and 2017, but will be the first time that the team attends the UK competition.

UoMR gave its thanks the University of Malta and its Research & Innovation Development Trust (RIDT), and all sponsors and collaborators who helped throughout this project.

The team also thanked its faculty adviser, Dr Ing. Maurizio Fenech, who it said, “has been a crucial member of the team from the very beginning.”

The team’s main sponsors include The Ministry for Education and Employment, Enemed e-power, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, SKF, Silvercraft Products, PwC Malta, Bahco Tools, Attrans International Transport, Empav Engineering, G Molton and Zoqdi Racing Garage.

Please see the UoMR team’s Facebook page for updates.

Photo credit: iCreatemotion Photography

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