Formula Racing Team Is Ready to Take to the Track


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Dartmouth’s 8th annual Formula Hybrid Competition will take place April 28 to May 1 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Founded and run by Thayer School of Engineering, the competition features high-performance hybrid and electric race cars built by teams of undergraduate and graduate engineering students.

Dartmouth Formula Racing competes in the autocross event during last year’s Formula Hybrid Competition.
(Photo by Kathryn LoConte Lapierre)

This year, 24 teams are registered for the nation’s only Formula competition focusing on hybrid-car technology. Dartmouth based its event on the Formula SAE® competition, in which the Dartmouth Formula Racing team competed for over 10 years.

Like Formula SAE®, students compete in aspects of design, acceleration, handling, and endurance of their vehicle and abide by a long list of rules. Formula Hybrid teams, however, are faced with the additional challenge of optimizing both energy efficiency and sustainability of materials used in their cars.

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