January and February 2021
During January, the entire team was intensively preparing for the qualifying quizzes for this year’s competitions, which took place on the 5th of February. Having successfully passed them, we earned a spot in the competitions in the Netherlands, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Croatia, which will take place during the summer. Due to the closure of our workshop, we started production with the help of our sponsors and at our homes. We participated in the information days of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, where we presented our project to students applying to university this year.
We continued working from home throughout December. We focused mainly on planning the manufacturing, the continuation of the development of aerodynamics and conceptual projects, and preparation of other necessary equipment. As part of the preparation for manufacturing, we optimized some elements of the car for easier production. We have also started preparations for the qualifying quizzes, which will take place in early February.
Due to the closure of our workshop, we had to work from home during the past month. We spent most of our time revising the design of the car’s systems, with which we wanted to eliminate possible errors and further optimize certain systems. On 30th of November we froze the design of our race car. We also prepared the bill of materials. On the last weekend of November, we attended two online lectures (FSG academy – Simulations and Formula Student Symposium), where we gained a lot of new knowledge that will be useful for this year’s manufacturing process and especially in next year’s design.
After the annual change of leadership in October, we started preparing for the new season. Until the closure of our workshop due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, we spent most of the time working in the workshop. We welcomed 13 new teammates and started introducing them to the project. After the closure of our workshop, we focused on the preparation for the manufacturing and the bill of materials as well as the further design of the car. You can read more about our activities in the report below.