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TR Sweden Helps Stockholm Students to Design, Build and Race Electric Car at Silverstone

TR Fastenings (TR) is assisting a team of mechanical design and engineering students from Sweden to compete in Formula Student, Europe’s most established educational motorsport contest.

The team, from Stockholm’s highly regarded KTH Royal Institute of Technology, is designing and building an all-electric dual-engine single-seater racing car. The team is competing in driving and static races at the iconic Silverstone track in the UK, on 20th – 23rd July, against 89 cars from 21 nations. Formula Student aims to develop enterprising and innovative young engineers and to encourage more young people to take up a career in engineering. The teams have been challenged to design a car using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and making the vehicle, which involves complying with a 175-page rule book from the Society of Automotive Engineers.
 
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The challenge tests students’ abilities to deliver a complex and integrated product in the deadline-driven environment of motorsport and the project counts towards their degree course. Participation in the competition is viewed by the motorsport industry as a standard-mark for real-world engineering experience, helping students transition from university to a workplace environment.
 
TR Sweden agreed to support the KTH entry with a free supply of components and technical consultancy after receiving an enquiry from vehicle engineering student Jeremi Grosz. Jeremi said: “Taking part in Formula Student is a dream come true. As well as designing and making the car, we were also tasked with securing technical and financial support for our project. I contacted TR knowing that the company is a world-leader in fasteners with a strong presence here in Sweden, and I was delighted when they agreed to help.”    
 
In a truly global competition, the KTH team will face rivals from Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, India, Iceland, Ireland, Jordan, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and the UK. Formula Student was last won by a Swedish team in 2012. The most successful nations since the competition’s inception in 1981, with five wins each, are the USA and Germany.

For more information or to request a press pack, contact TR Marketing: marketing@trfastenings.com