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Charlie Klein, Vice President of Vehicle Engineering, presents „Opel Style Award“

Aug 3, 2015

  • Formula Student first: “Starkstrom“ team with Opel design award
Opel Awards - And the winner is: The Starkstrom team of Augsburg University received the “Opel Style Award” for the smartest holistic design and package solution in the field

Rüsselsheim/Hockenheim. Full house at the Hockenheimring: 110 teams from across the globe competed in the Formula Student series from Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, August 2. Opel made its debut as one of the main sponsors of the competition this year and presented the “Opel Style Award“ to the team with the smartest holistic design and package solution. A jury led by Friedhelm Engler, Director Advanced Design, Andrew Dyson, Chief Designer Advanced Design und Frank Leopold, Head of General Motors Europe Advanced Vehicle Development inspected the submitted designs. The winning team, “Starkstrom” from Augsburg University, were given the prize by Chalie Klein, Opel Vice President of Vehicle Engineering, on Friday evening. In addition to the prize the winning team can also look forward to receiving an Opel ADAM S team vehicle that will be at their disposal throughout the season.

Opel Awards - Desirable trophy: The “Opel Style Award” celebrated its debut at the Formula Student Germany

“The team from Augsburg and their ‘Cedur’ vehicle managed to implement a formal design concept consistently within extremely complex technical regulations. The graphical design complements the overall lines of the vehicle, resulting in a homogenous vehicle body,” said Friedhelm Engler.

 

The Formula Student racing series is about teams building their own prototypes and coming up with a matching business plan and cost calculation. These need to be presented to the so-called judges during the competition and can earn the teams points that are just as important as those available in the racing car potential categories acceleration or endurance are.