Our friend and host, UT Austin, recently sent a link to their Flickr album containing photos from the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix.
Archive for FSGP 2017 Media
Earlier in the week, we were visited by journalists who were interested in getting a closer look at the event here in Austin, TX. They were able to meet some teams, ask some questions, and have made a story available online.
Have a look at their findings:
This Saturday, during the Public Day of the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix, we will be bringing back a favorite of attendees in the past, the solar car workshop. Similar to the work shop we’ve previously held, children will have the opportunity to work hands-on with solar cars as they build and race them.
The workshop will be held at the following times: 9:30 am, 10:30am, 11:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm. Each time slot has room for 24 participants, and is offered on a first come, first serve basis. Those who are interested may sign-up at the booth on-site.
The public day event will be held in the paddock area of Circuit of The Americas starting at 9:00 am.
The 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix is fast approaching, it’s just over a week and a half away. This event, like the American Solar Challenge, promotes more than good sportsmanship and camaraderie between teams, it strives to introduce the community to all that’s possible with solar and other renewable energy sources.
The event, which lasts a week, begins with three days of scruitineering, scruitineering is followed by three days of solar-powered raycing. To win the race, teams strive to complete more laps of the nearly three and a half mile long track than any other — using only solar power.
On the final day of racing, the public is invited to see first hand what a solar car race looks like. The open event will run from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 8th at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. We hope to see you there!
Address of the track (per the COTA website):
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617