From 24th to 28th August 2016 Rennteam competed at the Formula Student Spain for the second time ever. After the new world record in points in the last season (980, 15 points) and the outstanding performances in the first three competitions expectances were high. The goal was of course another victory in total to make the season in Europe of the F0711-11 the most successful in Rennteam history.
With this ambition the team started the competition. As the first car the F0711-11 entered Scruiteneering and finished it as the first car, too. Besides, the two guys achieved a considerably convincing 5th place in the Business Plan with little point loss. Right the next day the Cost Event followed, in which the team secured the best result of the season with the 3rd place. In Engineering Design the team presented itself powerfully and achieved the Design Finals for the third time in a row. In conclusion the F0711-11 was only defeated by Ka-Racing and TuFast.
After the Statics the team started into the dynamics with a little point gap. The motivation was consequently even higher to transform the deficit into a lead. On Saturday morning the dynamics started as usual with Skid Pad and Acceleration – at the same time. Completing all runs in a relatively short time period is of course always difficult. The reason for it is that all teams want to drive as late as possible for due to warmer track temperatures at midday and rubber left on the track there is clearly more grip. Thus it happens that several teams cannot complete all runs in the short time period.
Rennteam pursued a quite common plan in Spain, too: one Acceleration run, after that both Skid Pad runs and in the end another Acceleration run. Unfortunately in the end only one Acceleration run was realised. Accordingly the first run on the relatively cold track sufficed for the 14th place in Acceleration. In Skid Pad the car performed quite well and the drivers got a solid 4th place for the team, although with a relatively big time interval difference to the top team. The point gap consequently grew further in the first dynamic disciplines.
In the morning the team set off for Autocross. The track was considerably modified compared to the previous year in Spain. Yet the drivers and the f0711-11 performed that well here that they were not defeated by anyone. 1st place with a relatively big distance to the other teams.
So before the showdown on Sunday everything was still possible and the 425 points out of Endurance and Efficiency were as always crucial.
26 laps had to be completed here at the Circuit de Catalunya, so the track was rather short. The track was that good for the drivers that they achieved the fastest time in the competition here and the 1st place! In the Efficiency there was a small mistake for it was not taken into consideration that the F0711-11 runs with E85, therefore the placing will be handed later. Overall the team achieved the 1st place thanks to the performance in Autocross and Endurance. So it is certain that the F0711-11 is the most successful vehicle in Rennteam history so far with three victories and a second place!
Engineering Design 3rd place
Cost Analysis 3rd place
Business Presentation 5th place
Skid Pad 4th place
Acceleration 14th place
Autocross 1st place
Endurance 1st place
Fuel Efficiency still unknown
Overall 1st place