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On the Winner's Podium with Continental at Formula Student Germany
Continental tires and components prove their worth in a home match at the Hockenheimring
"Top technology, agility and efficiency - this is what our customers in the automotive industry appreciate about Continental. And this is precisely what the Formula Student teams we support are keen to use. Continental technology and expertise, combined with the commitment of every single team member, ensure that, year after year, the race tracks play host to new and remarkable achievements. Anyone who enjoys this highly innovative way of working will enjoy working for us once they start their career as well," explains Continental HR Director, Elke Strathmann.
This year was the seventh time the major VDI event Formula Student Germany was held at the Hockenheimring. Future engineers from international universities had one year to design and build a one-seater prototype on their own, which was evaluated by experts from the automotive industry in three static categories and five dynamic disciplines. In addition, the students competed not only by building classic internal combustion engines, but also ran against other teams in a competition designing electric vehicles. In the Formula Student Electric, the teams had to design a competitive racing car equipped with a purely electric engine as drive source plus a battery.
In this competition, the team Elbflorace (Dresden University of Technology) received the "Best Efficiency Award" and finished 5th overall in the final standings. In the classic Formula Student competition for combustion engines the Baltic Racing Team (University of Applied Sciences Stralsund) could gain places on the podium in the categories Cost Report and Skid Pad.
This year, the Formula Student teams sponsored by Continental once again had the chance to win some extra money for their end-of-season party via the Continental Career fan page (facebook.com/ContinentalKarriere). With the slogan "Your Vote for Your Team" ("Deine Stimme für Dein Team"), fans voted for their favorite team's page and helped them to win €1,500 toward the celebration. The 11 teams taking part stirred more than 1,700 supporters into action. As was the case last year, the Ecurie Aix team from RWTH Aachen University had the most followers with 459 fans, and received their check on Saturday from Continental's HR Director, Elke Strathmann.
The teams supported by Continental have been invited to an "after race" on September 22 and 23 at the Contidrom test track near Celle, where the future engineers will have a chance to test their race cars. The event also provides the opportunity for participants to share their experience with other teams and engineers from Continental. In addition, initial ideas and plans for the Formula Student Race 2013 will be developed at the event.
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