Meet the CMS-06: F1 engineering stars of the future unveil their latest design ahead of SAE Formula Student race comp
F1 engineering stars of the future have unveiled their brand new racing car, the CMS-06.
Designed and constructed by student team Cereber Motorsport at the University of Białystok, their new car will soon be battling it out at the International SAE Formula Student race competitions beginning mid-July.
During the competition, which dates back to 1980, the student-made racing cars race on Formula 1 tracks in different countries where they are judged not only for speed but also on design, manufacturing costs, acceleration, manoeuvrability, endurance and fuel economy.
It took the team, consisting of mechanical, electrical, IT and engineering management students, nine months to finish work on their sixth CMS model which has been tweaked and touched up to make it more dynamic.
Writing on Facebook the team said: “One of the main goals of the project was to reduce the car’s total weight in comparison to the previous model.
“‘Six’ is the second car with a hybrid supporting structure - the front part is the so-called monocoque made of carbon fibre and ‘honeycomb’ aluminium spacers.
“The back part remained steel. The aerodynamic design has been improved with a floor made of carbon fibre, generating pressure with minimal resistance.”
The car weighs only 185 kg and can accelerate to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds.
This is not the end of CMS-06’s upgrades. Cerber Motorsports once again installed a Honda engine - the CBR 600 RR motorcycle model PC40 - and the crew will be able to monitor vehicle parameters while it’s on the track, thanks to a real time extensive telemetry system.
Now the students and drivers have time for final testing and training at the track in Białystok, before taking part in the real competitions.
In mid-July they will race in Formula Student East in Hungary, before moving on to Italy, Germany and finally Czech Republic.
Last year, Cerber Motorsport were 6th overall and 3rd in the Skid Pad event during the Formula SAE Italy, 1st in the Autocross event during the competition in Czech Republic and 2nd in Acceleration during the Formula Student East.