Tecnun's automotive team presents its new single-seater at Tabakalera
70 engineering students design a new electric single-seater with the help of 65 companies partnership
17 | 06 | 2022
The students of the Tecnun automotive team have presented the electric single-seater with which they will represent Gipuzkoa in the summer. Almost 70 Tecnun students will be competing against more than 2,500 engineering students from 600 universities all over the world in the university Formula 1.
Specifically, they will run at the Autodromo Riccardo Paletti in Italy from 13 to 17 July and at the Parcmotor Castellolí circuit in Catalonia from 29 August to 4 September.
During the presentation, which took place at conference room Z in Tabakalera, team leader Borja Hidalgo expressed his gratitude for the fact that every year more and more companies are backing the project, as support has doubled in recent years, reaching the figure of 65 sponsors .
He also explained the most significant new features of the car, such as the carbon fibre monocoque chassis that has been built for the second year in a row. "We have been able to go a step further this season and we have focused on the reliability of the electrical part. We have been having problems with the battery box in previous years and with financial aid from the company Epowelabs we have solved it", said Hidalgo.
It should be noted that, thanks to the partnership of this business, the team was able to test its electric powertrain last year at the Mubil facilities, a hub of reference letter at mobility smart and sustainable in Gipuzkoa. In this way, and after months of testing, they have managed to consolidate their powertrain as one of the most reliable in years.
The student wanted to highlight the support of other sponsors such as Denatek , who once again manufactured various aluminium parts that shape the single-seater, as well as some of the companies participating in the event such as Ideko, Mubil, Bahco, Pixel Sistemas, Isati, Proelek, Rac Vasco Navarro, Goifiber, Idom, LearnIn, Ternua.
He also thanked the University of Navarra for offering them the opportunity to build a car from scratch every year, as "it is a professional and humanchallenge to coordinate so many students from different engineering disciplines". Hidalgo emphasised above all the "camaraderie that exists in the team and the support we give each other".