Day 4: Morning Update

Good morning from the final day of the 2011 Formula Hybrid Competition. There’s a light rain falling here as teams prepare for the endurance event. Due to the rain, teams have to pass an additional rain inspection before being allowed on the track.

This morning, GM presented their Best Engineered Hybrid Systems Award to the following 3 teams:

1) Texas A&M
2) Milwaukee School of Engineering
3) University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Illinois Tech car

Illinois Tech car

Illinois Tech has a very interesting design this year. Their car features 4 in-hub motors with 40 hp each. The unsprung weight of each wheel is approximately 35 pounds per wheel.