FSGP 2015

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Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) 2015 was held at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX from Sunday, July 26 – Friday, July 31. The event was free and open to the public and media on Friday, Jul 31st from 9am-5pm.

Schedule

Sun, Jul 26 – Registration & Early Scrutineering
Mon, Jul 27 – Scrutineering
Tue, Jul 28 – Scrutineering
Wed, Jul 29 – Racing 10am-6pm
Thu, Jul 30 – Racing 9am-5pm
Fri, Jul 31 – Racing 9am-5pm (Official Public Day)

Official Event Information

FSGP 2015 Results

  1. Iowa State: PrISUM – 223 laps (764 mi)
  2. Poly Montreal: Esteban – 192 laps (658 mi)
  3. Illinois State – 185 laps (634 mi)

Fastest Lap: Iowa State (4 min 30.444 sec)

Team # – Name Total Laps Day 1 Laps Day 2 Laps Day 3 Laps Penalty Laps Fast Lap
9 – Iowa State: PrISUm 223 76 70 77 4:30.444
55 – Poly Montreal: Esteban 192 61 63 68 4:53.313
17 – Illinois State Solar Car 185 69 56 60 5:05.834
42 – Missouri S&T Solar Car 181 61 66 63 9 4:49.051
32 – Principia Solar Car 136 50 40 46 5:24.838
8 – UT Austin Solar Vehicles 133 47 40 51 5 6:27.730
6 – Berkeley: CalSol 110 30 42 40 2 5:08.716
116 – McMaster Solar Car 93 38 21 38 4 6:37.638
65 – Calgary Solar Car 84 20 21 43 5:33.886
3 – Kentucky Solar Car 82 33 29 22 2 4:44.735
57 – SIUE Solar Car 66 28 16 22 5:40.215
787 – Puerto Rico: SERRT 57 17 34 21 15 5:25.893
49 – Georgia Tech Solar Racing 27 10 5 13 1 7:19.903
96 – Western Ontario: SunStang 0 0 1 0 1
828 – Appalachian State SVT *

* Team has not passed Scrutineering – see the team status page for more info

Last update: 7-31-2015 at 7:25PM CST

Inspector Awards Given

In addition to trophies for the top three positions, the following awards were given to FSGP 2015 teams.

  • Fastest Egress: Western Ontario
  • Human Cone Award: Western Ontario
  • Spirit of the Event: Puerto Rico
  • Teamwork: Poly Montreal
  • Safety: Principia Solar Car
  • Almost an Airplane: UT Austin
  • Most Improved: Missouri S&T Solar Car
  • Perseverance: Appalachian State SVT

Track Configuration

FSGP 2015 will be using the full 3.426 mile Circuit of The Americas track configuration.  The track runs in a counter-clockwise direction, which includes the hill at turn 1, several S-curves, and a variety of hair pin turns around the track.  Pit space will be allocated in the garages along the front straight, and there are plenty of stands for spectators to cheer on the teams.  Teams, given the size of the track, please make sure you have adequate radio communication coverage for your drivers and appropriate telemetry systems for monitoring your solar car.

Regulations

As always, please submit forms, fees, and reports by the deadlines specified. We will once again be giving scrutineering preference to those teams that complete their paperwork first, so earlier is better.