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Well, the ending was not all sad. We received the Audi award for Best Lightweight Concept. While we were the lightest car at competition at 147 kg (2 kg lighter than Delft), that is not the only reason we got the award. Audi engineers spent about 45 minutes with our students talking to them about the design decisions that were driven by the goal for lightweight. So, our team was pretty happy to have such nice recognition.
The awards ceremony at Formula Student Germany is quite the experience. They have a large room with tables and about 1500 or so students and faculty advisors eating dinner and drinking beer, sponsored by Mahle. When the awards are called, the students go the to front to collect the award, and there is much cheering and celebrating, as well as snippets of rock songs (e.g., “We are the Champions”, “YMCA”). Students have school chants. When we were called to the front, the students did the Beaver chant, “O, S, U, Go team fight, fight, fight!”. Everyone who was there now knows who OSU is and that we have a good car and a good team.
The students should now be on their way to Austria, so we look forward to hearing about more successes!
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