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After a long hiatus of providing regular updates on our website, we return with news. I want to take this time to assure you that we have not been inactive during these past few months (since my last post on the website). We have been busy with our build and it is progressing along swimmingly. Stay tuned for pictures as the car becomes more and more complete.

New Hardware - Computer

The UW Formula Motorsports team has just taken delivery of their new hardware. A new computer to be used in our team bay (E5-1009) for CAD, FEA and CFD simulations and Youtube...


The old computer was getting really slow (and could not properly render any CAD other than NX5) so we decided to upgrade to something with a little more oomph. A dedicated workstation graphics card, new Intel processor, and new monitor will have our team back up to full design capacity quickly.


UWFM @ KW Oktoberfest

Yesterday the team braved the cold, rain and wind and brought the car to the annual K-W Oktoberfest car show. There were around two dozen other cars in attendance for the show despite the weather. Many thanks to everyone who came and talked with us or asked us questions about the F2010.5 racecar throughout the day.


Representing our school, our racecar and most importantly our sponsors is one way the team continues to give back to those who enable us to build a world-class racecar.


Finally, many thanks to the organizers of the K-W Oktoberfest Car Show.

Formula North 2012 - Team #026

Formula North Logo

The UW Formula Motorsports team will also be attending the Formula North competition at Barrie, Ontario, Canada on May 24-27, 2012. We will be attending the event as Team # 26.


Please visit http://www.formulanorth.ca for more information about the competition itself.
 
This is the second competition in May which the team will be attending. It is going to be a busy and exciting month.

Registered, Team #036

UW Formula Motorsports has successfully registered for the 2012 Formula SAE Michigan competition. We are team #036. We look forward to seeing everyone May 9-12 next year.


Our story continues. Please stay tuned as the most exciting year in the history of Formula Motorsports develops.

The 2012 team kicks-off racing season at Mosport

The team kicked off their 2012 racing season with a FSAE shootout with other teams at the Mosport International Raceway Driver Development Track. It was a great experience for the team, especially to all the new members who joined the team this year. Thank you to everyone who participated in the event and our sponsors who made this possible.

Recruitment Meeting for Fall 2012

The UW Formula Motorsports team will be having their recruitment session for fourth year design projects and general recruitment this week. Details are below:


General:


Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 6:30 PM in E5-2004


4th Year Design:


Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 5:30 PM in E5-2004

Stubshafts Have Arrived

Our new steel stubshafts have been completed and are slated to be installed in the car later this afternoon.


Many thanks again to Baumeier for CNC machining these complex parts for us and to Bodycote for the heat treating (shiny blue finish!). Both are companies with locations in Waterloo, ON and have been great supporters of our racing team. We are looking forward to continuing our working relationship with both of these companies as the story for the 2012 season begins to evolve.


New GoPro HERO Camera

GoPro Motorsports HERO - UWFM

Waterloo has excitingly recieved a new GoPro Motorsports HERO camera. Many thanks to a local individual donar, Laurie Peloquin ,,, for donating the camera to the team.


The team has plans to use the camera for driver development, tuning and promotional purposes throughout the exciting 2012 season and following years.

UW Formula Motorsports @ The Glen

The staff at the Watkins Glen has generously extended an offer host the entire UW Formula Motorsports team for an event at their race track. We have graciously accepted and will be bringing around 9 members of the team to the event despite the presence of exams occurring until the 13th of this month.

This event will give those attending the opportunity to go and see the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips NASCAR weekend at The Glen from August 11-14th. They are providing credentials to the entire weekend as well as camping spots for the team.

Many thanks to Watkins Glenn for their generosity in sponsoring the team to see this event. More to come on the event itself after the 14th.

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