Last November, MEREFSA renewed its support to the initiatives of our Universities in the promotion of teaching and researching, through the FORMULA STUDENT BIZKAIA (FSB) team under the supervision of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the Technical School of Engineering of Bilbao.
The FORMULA STUDENT BIZKAIA team participates in this competition among students from around the world where team members design, build, develop and compete with a small but high-powered single-seater. Now that the summer comes to an end as it does the season, it is time to share and celebrate its achievements:
The UK Formula Student (FSUK), held in July at the Silverstone circuit, has witnessed the team's best result in England in ten years. FORMULA STUDENT BIZKAIA has achieved the 19th position of the 120 participating teams. It has also been a finalist in the acceleration test with a solid second place and a fifth place in the single-seater design defense. But what has certainly been a pride and a clear demonstration of the good performance of the team has been to having achieved both the first place in the best rated electric car and the defense of the business plan.
Formula Student Spain (FSS) held in Montmeló at the end of August became of one of the most demanding tests of the season due to the high temperatures of almost 50º (Celsius) on track which provoked a very high dropout rate. However, the FORMULA STUDENT BIZKAIA team managed to successfully finish all the tests and maintained the 19th position between the almost 70 teams that participated. A source of pride that encourages us to keep working to maintain and even improve the good level reached.
MEREFSA is proud to participate in the achievements of the FORMULA STUDENT BIZKAIA team not only as a mere spectator but through technical advice regarding product information and the material needed to develop the team project.
MEREFSA congratulates the team of FORMULA STUDENT BIZKAIA for its great season.