Formula Student Bizkaia is a group of forty-nine students taking part in an engineering competition with other universities around the world. The team has its main facilities at the Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao, at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), in the north of Spain. The objective is to design, build and compete in a single-seater vehicle each year, and test our engineering skills in the different Formula Student events held in F1 circuits around Europe.
In the aerodynamics group we like to talk about aerodynamics (bet you didn’t see that one coming), and therefore we are coming back for a second Aerodynamics Explained. We already told you the reason why we study the aerodynamics of our race car, so this time we are explaining a little piece that is always confusing the first time you see it: the Gurney flap. The Gurney flap is the short perpendicular wall at the end. It was discovered by Dan Gurney in the 70s. You may think
As the season progresses, you can see how the car is gradually taking shape. As for the Powertrain group, they have begun to do some tests: on one hand, they have tested the effects of the inverters and motors to study the control parameters and to deepen the regenerative braking. On the other hand, they have already begun to assemble the parts that make up the battery, which arrived two weeks ago, since, they must fill six “packs” full of batteries, which then will go on a 3