Formula North 2015

Once again IMechE Central Canada was a Silver level sponsor at this year's Formula North (FN) SAE spec. student racing car competition in Barrie at the Molson Centre from 4th-7th June.
On the Thursday afternoon, Branch Chair John White and Hon. Sec. Phil Apperly were on hand, passing out IMechE literature at the Career Day, and being interviewed by local press. On the Friday and Saturday, Phil was there as a Design Judge.
There was again a high standard of entries from across Canada and the States, and battery electric as well as gasoline powered vehicles were in contention this year. Teams were judged on design and technical presentation, as well as vehicle acceleration, skidpad, autocross and endurance.
The overall winner was École de Technologie Supérieure from Montreal, and the weather mostly co-operated. Kudos to the teams who manage to squeeze all this design/ build/ travel/ drive activity in alongside their crowded academic schedule and to the organizers and judges who donate their time to encourage them.

Phil Apperly

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