Notes and important messages for students and teams.

Updated Bonus and Penalty Points

Posted on 
February 10, 2021

The Bonus and Penalty Points have been updated to reflect the Optimal Hybrid Clean Sheet and ESF-2 submissions. You can find it here, as well as on the website under "Students--Documents". Please be sure to submit a support ticket within 24 hours of this posting if teams wish to protest a score.

Site Pre-Registration Form: Do Not Complete

Posted on 
February 9, 2021

Due to the competition being held virtually in 2021, the Site Pre-Registration Form is not needed this year. We will remove it from the Bonus and Penalty Point Sheet and from the Documents for Students.

Updated Bonus and Penalty Points: POSTED

Posted on 
February 2, 2021

The updated Bonus and Penalty Points can be found here, as well as under the "Students--Documents" tab on this website. If there are any discrepencies, you must notify us within 24 hours of this posting via a Suppor Ticket.

Proper Labeling of Documents

Posted on 
February 1, 2021

Teams: please remember to label your uploaded documents correctly when submitting to the Upload system. These can be found in the Rules within their respective categories. Most submissions will follow this format: Carnumber_Schoolname_Document Name_docx/pdf/xlsx

If these are not correct, teams will have their submissions returned and asked to upload correctly.

LIVE TODAY! Formula E Sim Racing

Posted on 
January 28, 2021

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to see how the Pros are using sim racing!

"Don’t miss the debut Formula E: Accelerate race, when we bring the electrifying action of the world’s fastest sim racers straight to your screen. Tune in to see them face off in pixel-perfect digital recreations of our most famous street racing circuits. We'll be bringing you the best sim racing action alongside a host of special guests direct from the Formula E HQ.

Watch Round 1: Thursday, January 28 at 19:00 GMT live on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook."

ESF-2 Information

Posted on 
January 28, 2021

As the due date for ESF-2 bonus points is approaching on February 7, we wanted to make sure you are able to take full advantage of the unique opportunity this year for your ESF-2s. As the 2021 event is "virtual", we encourage teams to use this year's ESF-2 as a way to explore new ideas, components and systems. For example, you might explore traction control, vehicle dynamics, updating PCBs, new accumulator ideas, and improvements to AMS such  as state of charge estimation, range prediction etc. We also encourage you to consider implementing telemetry using the McLaren Atlas software to support your vehicle. Our review team will provide feedback and guidance on these "virtual innovation" ideas which can help you in your 2022 vehicle development plans.

If you will be reusing your 2020 ESF-2 for 2021, please do the following:

  • Download your team's REVIEWED 2020 ESF-2 from last year's Google Doc (do not delete the comments or revisions from last year)
  • Save as a WORD document (We will NOT accept Google Doc submissions)
  • If you have any NEW sections that you are adding to your 2021 ESF-2, please mark "NEW" in the section title.  
  • Upload the WORD document to the Document Upload system

If you do not have access to the Google Doc from 2020, please send me an email with the person's name and email address who needs to be granted access.

ESF-2s AND Optimal Hybrid Clean Sheets needs to be submitted as WORD documents, and please submit that through our upload system.  

Please submit your questions through the Ticket System!

Office Hours: Recorded Session

Posted on 
January 19, 2021

If you missed today's Office Hours featuring Optimal Hybrid, you can access the recording here. Please submit questions through our ticket system!

2021 Tee Shirt Slogan Contest!

Posted on 
January 7, 2021

Awesome news! We are offering our teams the chance to choose your 2021 tee-shirt slogan again this year! You can enter as many slogans as you'd like, and be sure to complete this form by Thursday, January 21, 5:00 PM EST! We will then let all of you vote for the winning slogan! The winner will be given a gift certificate, and bragging rights, so hop to it and have fun! All entries must be submitted by a current team member only!

Upcoming Office Hours

Posted on 
January 5, 2021

We will be hosting an open Office Hours to discuss your questions about the Clean Sheet, which is due on January 31, 2021. Join us on Tuesday, January 19th from 1:00-2:00 PM EST for answers to your questions. If you cannot make this time, please submit your questions through our Ticket System. The invitation to join is below, and you do not need to pre-register for this event.

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EXTENDED: Deadline for Clean Sheet Optimal Hybrid

Posted on 
January 4, 2021

The deadline to submit the Clean Sheet for Optimal Hybrid has been extended from January 15, 2021 to January 31, 2021. We have also uploaded new documents that will help guide your teams in this process. Please find them in "Students-Documents" and here: Optimal Hybrid Simplified Project Plan and Optimal Hybrid Guidelines

We will also be hosting Office Hours during the week of January 18th for you to drop in and ask us questions about this, so please continue to check this Announcement page for the date and time.