2019 Formula Sun Grand Prix

The 2019 Formula Sun Grand Prix is returning to the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX during July 2019!

Official Event Information

FSGP 2019 Results

The Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) is a 3 day track race where solar cars compete directly against each other. For the Single Occupant Vehicle (SOV), teams are ranked by total numbers of laps completed. For the Multi Occupant Vehicle (MOV) class teams are ranked by their S value score (higher is better). Grandfathered (GRAND) teams are demonstration only and this class is non-competitive. Note that teams may incur penalty laps, which are subtracted from the total number of laps they completed. You will find each team’s lap count and overall results below.

Lap counts are subject to change pending official review, and subtraction of any penalty laps at the end of each day.

Fastest Lap: Team #3 – Kentucky – 3 min and 48.975 sec by driver Monon Rahman (53.864MPH avg speed).

Single-Occupant Vehicles (SOV)

  1. Team #55 – Poly Montréal: 230 Laps (788 Miles)
  2. Team #32 – Principia: 195 Laps (668 Miles)
  3. Team #3 – Kentucky: 153 Laps (524 Miles)

Lap Counts

Team # – Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Penalty Total Fastest
55 – Poly Montréal 81 79 73 3 230 4:17.123
32 – Principia 59 69 67 0 195 4:34.955
3 – Kentucky 58 26 69 0 153 3:48.975
22 – Illinois 14 60 40 3 111 4:54.896
786 – Western Michigan 43 26 40 3 106 7:12.832
787 – Puerto Rico 25 31 32 15 73 7:17.059
17 – Illinois State 19 51 2 68 4:39.604
5 – Florida 23 37 8 52 6:46.549
49 – Georgia Tech 13 36 4 45 7:01.993
11 – Northwestern 43 2 41 5:38.059
66 – Rutgers * 0 0
86 – NJIT * 0 0

Multi-Occupant Vehicles (MOV)

  1. Team #65 Calgary: Score of 24.188 (122 Laps)
  2. Team #6 Berkeley: Score of 13.171 (51 Laps)
  3. Team #24 Waterloo: Score of 0.545 (11 Laps)

Scoring

  • S = ( D / E ) x C x T
  • Target Speed: 27 mph
Team # – Name Score (S) Target Spd Derate (T) Completion (C) # Ext Energy Use (E) [kWh] Person-Mile Distance (D) [mi] Avg Spd (Va) [mph] Batt Capacity (Q) [kWh] Mileage Driven [mi]
Penalty Miles [mi]
65 – Calgary 24.188194444 1.000000000 100.00% 34.560 835.944 30.257 17.280 417.972 0.000
6 – Berkeley 13.170718561 1.000000000 41.80% 15.876 500.196 28.770 15.876 250.098 75.372
24 – Waterloo 0.544800069 1.000000000 9.02% 15.876 95.928 28.148 15.876 47.964 10.278
13 – Michigan State * 0.000000000 1.000000000 0.00% 0.000 0.000 0.000
99 – NC State * 0.000000000 1.000000000 0.00% 0.000 0.000 0.000

Lap Counts

Team # – Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Penalty Total Fastest
65 – Calgary 33 27 62 0 122 5:05.971
6 – Berkeley 0 24 49 22 51 6:02.774
24 – Waterloo 0 14 3 11 6:08.452
13 – Michigan State * 0 0
99 – NC State * 0 0

Grandfathered Vehicles (GRAND)

Lap Counts

Team # – Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Penalty Total Fastest
57 – SIUE 20 7 7 6 28 6:55.568

* – Team has not passed scrutineering, and may not proceed to the track.

Last Updated: July 6, 2019 at 10:00PM CST

Other Awards Given

  • Mechanical Design Award: Team #65 – Calgary
  • Electrical Design Award: Team #32 – Principia
  • Battery Pack Design Award: Team #57 – SIUE
  • Scrappiness Award: Team #49 – Georgia Tech
  • Egress Award: Team #787 – Puerto Rico (4.19 sec)
  • Full Send Dynamics Award: Team #17 – Illinois State
  • Perseverance Award: Team #49 – Georgia Tech
  • Sportsmanship Award: Team #6 – Berkeley
  • Teamwork Award: Team #55 – Poly Montreal
  • Spirit of the Event Award: Team #787 – Puerto Rico
  • MOV Charging System Award: Team #65 – Calgary
  • Voluntold Awards: Team #3 – Kentucky, Team #786 Western Michigan, Berea College
  • Aesthetics Award: Team #65 – Calgary
  • Corner 8 Award: Team #65 – Calgary
  • Rescue Van Doorman Award: Team #99 – NC State

Media Info

Please use Hashtag #FSGP2019 for this event! We will do our best to keep the website regularly updated throughout the event but if you are looking for up to the minute stats and information, our social media feeds will be a better bet. If you are primarily interested in following a particular team, we suggest that you check out their website and social media feeds for more information.

  • Twitter: This will likely be our most frequently updated feed with the latest tidbits of information about the event as it happens.
  • Facebook: Here you’ll find periodic updates, photos, and possibly some videos throughout each day.
  • Flickr: If you’re looking for photos from this event this is the place to find them. We’ll do our best to upload some new photos each day with more pictures to come from multiple sources after the event wraps up.

Location and Schedule

Formula Sun Grand Prix 2019 will be held at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX, on their 3.426-mile long Formula 1 racetrack located at the address below. The competition consists of three 8 hour days of racing following Scrutineering inspections.

9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617

  • Mon Jul 1 – Wed Jul 3: Scrutineering Tech Inspections
  • Thu Jul 4 – Sat Jul 6: Formula Sun Grand Prix

Official Public Day (Free)

Saturday, July 6th is the Official Public Day for Formula Sun Gran Prix 2019. This is the final day of racing where teams will be trying to lock in their finishing position. The solar cars will be on the racetrack from 9am-5pm, with other activities going on at the Circuit of The Americas for the official public day. This is a great opportunity to come and see the solar cars in action and meet some of the college students that built them. Admission is free!