2010 History

Formula Hybrid Competition

On May 3-6, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 26 college and university teams gathered to compete in the 4th annual Formula Hybrid International Competition. Founded and run by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, the competition features high-performance hybrid race cars built by teams of undergraduate and graduate engineering students.

Through rain and shine, students rose again to the challenges of Formula Hybrid. Day one of the competition consisted of the mechanical and electrical technical inspections. Day two featured the design and marketing presentations. On the schedule for day three were the acceleration runs, the autocross competition, and the design finals. And day four held the endurance event followed by the awards ceremony.

Here are the quick stats of the event.

2010 Teams in Attendance

  • Brigham Young University
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Colorado State University
  • Dartmouth College Dartmouth
  • Drexel University
  • Florida A&M University/Florida State University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • MADI State Technical University -Russia
  • McGill University McGill -Canada
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • National Chiao Tung University -Taiwan
  • New Hampshire Tech Institute
  • North Carolina State University
  • Politecnico De Torino -Italy
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • San Jose State University
  • St Cloud State University
  • Texas A & M University
  • Tufts University
  • University of California – Davis
  • University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign
  • University of Manitoba – Canada
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • University of Vermont
  • Yale University

2010 Winners

  • 1st place Overall Hybrid: Politecnico De Torino – Italy
  • 2nd place Overall Hybrid: Texas A & M University
  • 3rd place Overall Hybrid: University of California, Davis

Individual Events and Awards

  • 1st place Design: Politecnico De Torino – Italy
  • 1st place Presentation: Texas A&M University
  • 1st place Endurance: Politecnico De Torino – Italy
  • 1st place Autocross: Politecnico De Torino – Italy
  • 1st place Unrestricted Acceleration: Texas A&M University
  • 1st place Electric Only Acceleration: University of Vermont
  • IEEE Future of Engineering Award: Politecnico De Torino – Italy
  • General Motors Award for Best Hybrid System Engineering:
    • 1st place $2,500 award: Illinois Institute Of Technology
    • 2nd place $1,500 award: Yale University
    • 3rd place $500 award: Lawrence Technological University

See more photos of the 2010 competition on Flickr

2010 Event Information

Important Documents for the 2010 Competition

General Information:

Tech Sheets:

Other Information

Special Presentation:

“A Discussion of Going Fast” by Hal Flescher, IEEE Fellow and SCCA National Champion
(Poster – PDF)

Video Summary of the 2010 Formula Hybrid Competition

Politecnico De Torino, Italy claims 1st place in the endurance event.

Team MADI from Russia explains their vehicle to the Mechanical Tech. Inspectors.

Texas A&M zips through the autocross event.

Illinois Institute of Technology wins the General Motors award for Best Hybrid System Engineering.