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Formula Student team from Técnico presents a new prototype

The team presented the FST 07e prototype as the most powerful car developed so far, before a wide audience.

Hundreds of people attended the presentation session of the new prototype developed by the Formula Student team: FST 07e, held this Tuesday, June 27, at salão nobre. The new prototype was hidden under a red cloak, which aroused the curiosity of the audience, composed of students, professors, sponsors and curious people. The team took the opportunity to present a new image, a new logotype and a new name: FST Lisboa, “which will strengthen the identity of the team abroad”, explained João Paulo Monteiro, the team leader.

Engineer Luís Paulo Salvado, chairman at Novabase, which is the main sponsor of the team, attended the event “to honour this great team and Técnico”, he shared. “Novabase sponsors this initiative for many years because we believe that this team represents talent at the service of innovation”, said engineer Luís Paulo Salvado, stressing the proud of Novabase to be part of this project.

According to João Paulo Monteiro, the team leader, “each member of the team spends an average of 15 to 20 hours a week in the project, and to this must be added the study, so this is quite an effort”, pointed out the student.

FST 07e is the most powerful car developed so car by the team. It is smaller and simultaneously lighter. The main difference is that this new prototype has four-wheel drive with the four electric motors located inside the wheels. All these transformations reflect “the bet on competitiveness by the current team”, as pointed out by João Paulo Monteiro. Bearing in mind that goal, the leader of the team revealed that it is expected that a new version will be presented annually. “This prototype also has a higher level of instrumentation and data analysis, which will allow us to quick analyse the different sensors and to improve the performance”, he added.

The team will start competing in September, in the Czech Republic and although it is the largest competition for engineering students in the world, Beatriz Lopes, responsible for FST Lisboa communication’s team, says that “they have good chances of bringing home some good news”.