Announcements


Check back here frequently for important notices about the event and rules.


April 2, 2020

Updated Bonus/Penalty Points Posted

Check the Rules and Deadline page for the most updated scores. Please note: teams must notify us of any discrepancies within 7 days of the posting date.


March 28, 2020

Formula Hybrid 2020 and COVID-19 Decision

To the Formula Hybrid Family:

Jess and I met virtually with the Formula Hybrid Advisory Committee this week where we solidified plans for Formula Hybrid 2020.  We took into account the teams’ current travel restrictions, campus closures impacting teams’ ability to complete their vehicles on time, ability of volunteers to attend, and the detailed feedback and comments received from the teams.  With the teams’ feedback, we  believe we were able to formulate a plan that, while not perfect,  is equitable to all teams.

Formula Hybrid wants to make it clear that any team intending to compete in Formula Hybrid 2020 must comply with any and all COVID-19-related restrictions in place at a nation, state, city, or university-wide level.  This is no time to take heroic efforts to try to compete.

As announced before, the Dynamic Events of Formula Hybrid 2020 which were to be held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, from April 27-30, 2020, are cancelled.

Static Events

We are planning to hold the 2020 Static Events on a virtual basis, starting in mid-May.  Final dates and times of presentations will be relayed to teams well in advance. It is up to each team to determine whether they are able and willing to participate in the 2020 Static Events.

The Static Events will include:

  • Bonus/Penalty Points (scored)
  • Project Management Event (scored)
  • Design Event (scored)
  • Team-by-Team virtual ESF Review (not scored)

It is strongly recommended that each team participate in the virtual ESF Review to prepare for the 2021 competition and the possibility of 2020 Dynamic Events.

 Registration Fees and Priority Registration for 2021

After careful consideration by Formula Hybrid and the Advisory Committee, all registration fees for the Formula Hybrid 2020 Competition will be applied to the 2021 Competition whether a team participates in any or all of the 2020 Static Events. Teams registered for Formula Hybrid 2020 will also be given priority registration for 2021.

 Possible Optional Dynamic Events

While we don’t know what the future may bring, Formula Hybrid will continue to investigate plans to hold the Dynamic Events in September or October.  Participation in the Dynamic Events (if held) will be entirely optional and will be held as a demonstration event.  They will not be scored and may take place over a shorter period of time than the usual Formula Hybrid competition — possibly over a long weekend. Teams must be ready when they arrive at the venue. Any team that considers participating in the Dynamic Events must also participate in the virtual ESF Review. Fees for the Dynamic Events are still to be determined.

 It should be clear that holding the Dynamic Events will ultimately depend on the COVID-19 situation – a final go/no-go decision and plan will be made by August.

Formula Hybrid is also working on a possible Virtual Career Fair for all Team members and Sponsors – stay tuned for details.

 Our utmost concern is the health and safety of our teams, sponsors, and volunteers, and we will continue to make decisions with careful consideration, based on the most up-to-date information.

 Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 Sincerely,

 Mike, Director

Jess, Coordinating Manager

 


March 17, 2020

Important Update on Document Due Dates

Based on the recent disruptions to teams, we are extending the Design Report deadline to MARCH 31, 2020. If your teams have questions or need additional time, please let us know.


March 13, 2020

Formula Hybrid and COVID-19

To the Formula Hybrid Family:

 Mike and Jess had a call with the Formula Hybrid Advisory Committee on March 12, where we discussed the plans for Formula Hybrid 2020.  We took into account the teams’ current travel restrictions, campus closures impacting teams’ ability to complete their vehicles on time, and the ability of volunteers to attend.

 After careful consideration, the Dynamic Events of Formula Hybrid 2020 which were to be held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, from April 27-30, are canceled.

 We are currently evaluating the ability to hold the 2020 Static Events on a virtual basis using one of the generally available conferencing systems.  The competition would be scored based on Bonus/Penalty Points, Project Management Event, and Design Event. We hope to inform you of our decision in the coming weeks.

 At the suggestion of the Advisory Committee, Jess will be reaching out to teams to see if it would be feasible to complete the 2020 Dynamic Events in the Fall. Once we have feedback from the teams, we will check with the NHMS.  Obviously, the decision to go forward with the Dynamic Events will depend on the availability of teams, the Speedway, and volunteers.

 Our utmost concern is the health and safety of our teams, our sponsors, and volunteers, and we will continue to make decisions with careful consideration, based on the most up-to-date information.

 Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please reach out with any questions you have to Mike: michael.c.chapman@dartmouth.edu or Jess jessica.d.kinzie@dartmouth.edu

 


February 25, 2020

Bonus and Penalty Points Updated

Great job submitting your ESF-2s! They are currently under review by our team, and we will notify you when you can begin reviewing the comments. We have updated the bonus and penalty points and please remember to notify us of any discrepancies within 7 days of the posting date. 


February 18, 2020

Updated Bonus/Penalty Points Posted

Check the Rules and Deadline page for the most updated scores. Please note: teams must notify us of any discrepancies within 7 days of the posting date.


February 11, 2020

Submission Deadlines

Please note important information about document submission deadlines per Formula Hybrid Rules A9.2.3-4:

Document submission deadlines are listed in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) unless otherwise explicitly stated. The time and date that the document is uploaded is recorded in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) and constitutes the official record for deadline compliance.

Conversions:

  • 6:59 PM EST = 11:59 PM GMT
  • 5:59 PM CST = 11:59 PM GMT
  • 4:59 PM MST =11:59 PM GMT
  • 3:59 PM PST = 11:59 PM GMT
  • 5:29 AM IST (following day) = 11:59 PM GMT

Remember that document bonus and penalty points will be based on Greenwich Mean Time. Please let us know if you have any questions.


February 3, 2020

Updated Bonus/Penalty Sheet Posted

Be sure to check the Rules and Deadline page for the most updated scores. Please note: teams must notify us of any discrepancies within 7 days of the posting date.


January 29, 2020

Upcoming Due Dates

January 31: Interim Project Management Report

February 6: ESF-2 Early Submission for Bonus Points

February 7: Impact Attenuator

February 14: Pre-Registration


January 22, 2020

FH Noise Test Speeds Posted

Check out the newest information regarding Noise Tests that you can find here under Tech References–Mechanical!!


January 17, 2020

Tee-Shirt Slogan Contest

We are asking our registered team members to enter your best (appropriate) tee-shirt slogan for 2020!! We have had “The Future on Track” for the past many years, and we’re looking for something zippy to launch us into this new decade! Please submit your slogans to jessica.d.kinzie@dartmouth.edu by MIDNIGHT on Thursday, January 23rd for your chance to claim victory as the slogan-maker on the official tee shirt. The Formula Hybrid Advisory Committee will choose the winner, and the slogan-ist will remain anonymous until votes have been cast. The winner (and design) will be revealed on opening day of the competition (April 27, 2020) and will receive a meal ticket to the track’s restaurant, Smoke Shack, as well as all of the bragging rights for 365 days. Good luck, you creative geniuses!


January 14, 2020

North East Motor Sports Museum to Display Formula Hybrid Car After Competition

Have you ever dreamed about having your Formula Hybrid car displayed in the same venue as Ron Bouchard’s 1981 Talladega winner? Well, your dreams CAN come true, thanks to the generosity of the North East Motor Sports Museum in Loudon, New Hampshire. Hybrids that place 1st-3rd will have the first opportunity to volunteer their vehicle for display, and then we will offer it to the 1st through 3rd place in the Electric class. If you are curious for more details, please email info@formula-hybrid.org and check out the museum’s website to see the incredible memorabilia your car could be a part of!

January 13, 2020

Formula SAE Workshop

What: This Workshop is designed to help Formula teams with their vehicle development and events at the competitions. All Formula teams are encouraged to bring their vehicles to discuss challenges and share ideas.

For More Information and Registration Click Here 

Where: Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI

When: February 15, 2020

8:00-4:00 PM

Registration deadline February 5

January 2, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We’re off to a wonderful start and cannot believe we’ll be seeing you on track in just a few short months! Just a few announcements to get us going in January:

Bonus and Penalty Points Sheet has been posted here:  STUDENTS > RULES AND DEADLINES

Teams MUST notify us of any discrepancies within 7 days of the posting date.

Upcoming Deadlines: 

  • January 31: Interim PM Report
  • February 7: Impact Attenuator

Project Management Plans are having their final reviews and will be sent to teams shortly. Please let us know what questions you have.

December 4, 2019

Bonus and Penalty points sheet has been posted!

See: STUDENTS > RULES AND DEADLINES

It is important that teams review this sheet and notify us of any discrepancies within 7 days of the posting date.

Upcoming Deadlines: 

The following documents are due by December 6th:

  • Team Photo
  • Program Data

ESF-1 Reviews

Teams who have submitted their ESF by November 23 will be sent a review by the end of this week. If you have not yet provided a TEAM EMAIL, please email jessica@formula-hybrid.org ASAP as all of our correspondence will be to these account. 

November 19, 2019

Document Due Dates

Just a reminder that ESF-1s are due by November 23, 2019. Please refer to the document due dates below for more upcoming deadlines, and reach out if you have questions.

November 15, 2019

TomTom as New Sponsor for 2020

We’re psyched to announce our newest sponsor for 2020! So excited to have TomTom networking with our incredible teams this year!! “TomTom is the leading independent location technology specialist, shaping mobility with highly accurate maps, navigation software, real-time traffic information and services.” Check out our sponsor page for more information.

October 30, 2019

Formula Hybrid 2020 teams are invited to TAKE OVER our @formulahybridcompetition Instagram for one day to extend Happy Diwali to all of our Formula Hybrid family

  • Open to Formula Hybrid 2020 teams only.
  • Please express your interest through a DM on Instagram, message us directly on Facebook

Rules for the takeover

Do not

  • Follow new people
  • Like, comment, share other people’s posts
  • Post content that includes drinking or drugs
  • Use any profanity

You can

  • Post your own content, no more than two posts.
  • Post as much as you’d like, videos and images, in Instagram stories or on Instagram live.
  • Respond to comments on your own posts.

We recommend

You add text to any video you might post in your stories.

You should know

Most users are using mobile to watch Instagram stories, and most don’t have their sound on.


October 4, 2019

Documents and Due Dates:

Please see below for important due dates for required documents. You will find all of the forms and upload instructions here. 

Documents DUE DATE
Structural Equivalency Spreadsheet (SES) – bonus points available 11.16.2019
      20 Bonus Points if approved 30 days before due date  10.16.2019
      10 Bonus points in approved 15 days before due date 11.01.2019
Project Management Plan 11.16.2019
Electrical System Form 1 (ESF-1) – bonus points available 11.23.2019
      10 Bonus points if submitted and approved  at least 30 days or more before deadline  10.23.2019
       5  Bonus points if submitted and approved at least 15 days or more before deadline  11.08.2019
Program Information Sheet 12.06.2019
Team Photo 12.06.2019
Interim Project Report 1.31.2019
Impact Attenuator Data 2.07.2019
Site Pre-Registration 2.14.2020
Electrical System Form 2 (ESF-2) – bonus points available 2.21.2020
      10 Bonus points if submitted and approved at least 15 days before deadline 2.06.2020
Design Report 3.20.2020
Sustainability Report 3.20.2020
Design Specifications Sheet 3.20.2020

September 5, 2019

Formula Hybrid Rules for 2020 have been posted!

Find the link to the rules here and email info@formula-hybrid with any questions. Deadlines will be posted by early next week, so we will let you know when those are ready!

August 12, 2019

Registration and Competition Dates

Competition Dates:

April 27 – April 30, 2020

April 26: Optional Technical Inspection Date

2020 Registration Opens:

  • Hybrid/Hybrid In Progress Open: Oct. 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. EDT
  • Electric Open: Oct. 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m. EDT
  • Second Vehicle Open: Oct. 24, 2019, 10:00 a.m. EDT

2020 Registration Closes:

  • Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

Registration Fee and Limit

Registration Fee: $2,300.00
Registration Limit: 35 teams

Formula Hybrid is aware that the competition dates may fall during exam times. If you have an exam scheduled during competition and would still like to participate, we offer proctoring of exams that can be arranged with your professor. Please contact info@formula-hybrid.org for more information.

July 18, 2019

Our First Edition of the Newsletter is Here!

Welcome to our first edition of our quarterly newsletter, the Formula Hybrid AccumulatorWe would love to have your content ideas and suggestions, just send an email to info@formula-hybrid.org

July 10, 2019

Planning Formula Hybrid 2020

Rules

We are busy planning our competition for 2020, and plan to have final Rule adjustments by September 30, 2019. At this point, we are not expecting to have any major changes to the rules.

Energy Allocation and Maximum Accumulator Sizes for 2020 are Unchanged from 2019

  • Endurance Energy Allocation: 31.25 MJ

Accumulator capacities:

  • Maximum Accumulator Capacity (Hybrid): 4,449 Wh
  • Maximum Accumulator Capacity (Electric-only): 5,400 Wh

Competition Dates

We will have the competition dates confirmed by the end of July. Please check the announcement page for the most updated information.

Newsletter

We are launching a new quarterly newsletter and would love to include your news and ideas. If you have any Formula Hybrid news you would like to share, please email info@formula-hybrid.org. Newsletters will be posted here!

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