On 01.02.2019 at 10:30, the entire team gathered in the lecture room 02 at the Helmut-Schmidt-Universität/Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg to qualify for the coveted places of the European Formula Student competitions.
At 11 o’clock, the question and answer session for the
Formula Student East started with some nervousness from the team. After evaluating the answers, unfortunately, we only reached the 34th waiting list.
The next quiz should be the most important for us afterwards. The Formula Student Germany called all teams at 13 o’clock to answer the qualification questions. These ones were a little tricky and one or the other noted how far the required topic dates back or what will lies ahead of the younger student grades yet. The efforts should ultimately be worthwhile because we are one of 60 teams qualified for the Formula Student. All in all, we were able to achieve a qualification place among 161 participating teams.
Afterwards, the qualification for the Formula Student Czech started at 3 pm. This quiz ended within 16 minutes and it seemed to be very similar to many teams. Seven seconds separated us from the direct qualification. With the first place on the waiting list, we have good chances to participate in this competition.
After this rapid quiz, it was time for us to replenish the energy storage. That’s why we ate pizza together and evaluated the completed quizzes.
At 5 pm we were wide awake again and ready to answer the questions of Formula Student Netherlands correctly and as fast as possible. Again, one or two question marks appeared above our heads, but we were able to answer (correctly) to each question. Unfortunately, there were some problems with the evaluation of the transmitted data at the FSN, the coincidence upset their plan. Therefore, the competition management decided to repeat the quiz on 04.02.2019. This time the data transmission and evaluation of the answers worked fine and we could qualify for this great event as 36th place.
The day ends with the Formula Student Austria quiz at 7 pm. We reached the 13th place and are therefore qualified for this competition.
The first hurdle for the Formula Student is now taken. The team has shown what we are able to do and will create together in the future. We have to decide which competitions we can participate now. We look forward to the upcoming events and the reunion with the other teams.