Yesterday evening I set out on what was supposed to be a great adventure with some friends. We departed Clausthal at around 9 pm to drive to Frankfurt/ Main. That would be our base station for the next few days. My friends dropped me off at the hostel at around 1 am today. And we wanted to meet by 8 am to arrive in Hockenheim at around 9. It was a bad night. I couldn't fall asleep, and I woke up early. But I made the rejoin time with just minor delay. And so we set off to Hockenheim.
I had a real good time yesterday at the German Formula Student competition in Hockenheim.
There of course where a lot of industry sponsors showcasing their work and calling for people to apply at their companies (for example Schaeffler Group, Daimler, Volkswagen etc.)
Some cars almost made it to the goal line, going DNF just in the last few rounds. One car (from Sevilla, Spain) burned out, several had traction or battery/ engine malfunctions, one cars right front wheel even broke off (Chalmers FS, Göteborg, Sweden). Even 2 of the top five didn’t make it all the way.
But of course Delft (from the Netherlands) won.
All in all it was quite an interesting day. More pictures will be coming up soon.
I’m going to be at the Hockenheimring Motor Circuit in Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany tomorrow. I’ll be visiting the FSG (Formula Student Germany) event that’s taking place there as a visitor. I’m most interested in the FSE (Formula Student Electric) lineup of race cars.