Pole position! F1 stars of the future triumph at international racing event

The team from the Silesian University of Technology excelled in nearly all categories of the international event. PolSl Racing/Facebook

F1 engineering stars of the future have taken pole position at the Formula Student Andorra competition in Spain.

The international competition, which tests students’ abilities in design, construction and racing cars they have built themselves, saw the team from the Silesian University of Technology impress judges with their expertise across the board. 

Showing off their combustion SW-02 Quarado racing car on the 4,113-metre-long Parcmotor Castellolí Circuit near Barcelona, the PoLSI Racing Team from Gliwice dominated in nearly all categories including Skid Pad (testing the car’s manoeuvrability), Endurance (testing the car’s durability under long-term conditions), Autocross (testing driving dynamics and precise handling) and coming second in Acceleration. 

The car designed and built by the students – the SW-02 Quarado – does 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. PolSl Racing/Facebook

First in general classification, they were also the winners of both dynamic and static events, as well as earning distinctions for Best Smart Solution and Best Brake and Body Design.   

The team announced their victory on Facebook on July 21st, saying: “The huge amount of heart and work put into the SW-02 showed, that we can do anything!

Showing off their combustion SW-02 Quarado racing car on the 4,113-metre-long Parcmotor Castellolí Circuit near Barcelona, the PoLSI Racing Team from Gliwice dominated in nearly all categories.PolSl Racing/Facebook

“It’s an amazing achievement for the entire team!”

Team leader Maciej Marzec told reporters: “The experience gained during previous competitions and meticulous control allowed us to present the best of the SW-02 Quarado.

The international competition, which tests students’ abilities in design, construction and racing cars they have built themselves, saw the team impress judges with their expertise across the board.PolSl Racing/Facebook

“Participation in international Formula Student competition is the best testing ground for students.”

The success follows an earlier win the same month when they came first in the Acceleration event during Formula Student Netherlands.