The Blue Racing Team consists of about 20 students from University Windesheim, which is located in Zwolle. The students in the team have different educational backgrounds by studying different majors, such as Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Communication and others. Every year we take part in the competition involving innovation, technology and sustainability. www.blueracingteam.com
During the Windesheim “Bedrijfsprojectweek” or company project week, we worked fulltime on the Bluefinger, and here are the results:
The shell is almost completed with functioning doors and front window, we made incredible progress on our carbon fiber disk wheels, and the steering system has been almost completely rebuilt out of carbon fiber.
The carbon fiber shell
Prototyping foam cores for the carbon fiber disk wheels
Sadly we have to announce that the Blue racing team won’t be able to take part in the Shell Eco-marathon of 2019. To ensure the quality of the car and safety of our team we have decided to postpone our participation to the Shell Eco-marathon of 2020.
We concluded that it was too dangerous and too risky to finish the hull within the current time available.
We would like to thank our sponsors, and wish the best of luck to all teams participating in the Shell Eco-marathon of 2019.
Today is the first day of the race so we want to update you on how everything goes! So first things first, we arrived in London on Sunday evening, we build our camp for the coming week. On Monday we checked into the paddock and build this place up aswell.
Then on Tuesday technical inspection started, a little bit sooner than expected. But fortunately we were ready, within the day we were approved for the track, as first Dutch team this year!
Wednesday was the first test day. We got in line early so we were the very first team who set wheels on the track. We did three runs and a total laps of 30 laps. Thursday we had the last two test possibilities, here we did 25 laps. Everything went quite smoothly
Thursday was the first race day. With the experience of the previous days we were quite confident in our car and the outcome. The first heat was one to qualify and make sure that we are able to come back to the Shell Eco Marathon next year. For the second heat we made some alterations to the car, this paid of a little bit. Now we’re preparing for the last two heats.