Formula Student Netherlands2022: BITS Pilani Dubai is the‘ONLY TEAM’ selected from entire Middle East!
– Team Al Fursan to compete with 18 International teams from all over the world.
- Car indigenously built and engineered by students in Dubai Campus.
- Formula Student Netherlands is the Dutch edition of the world’s largest student engineering competition.
Dubai, UAE:It’s another feather in the cap of BITS Pilani Dubai Campus! A moment of pride as ‘Team Al Fursan’ makes a headway to Formula Student Netherlands 2022 competition (FSN). Team “ﺍﻟﻔﺮﺳﺎﻥ- Al Fursan” of BITS Dubai Motorsports Club in association with M.A.H.Y Khoory& Co. LLC is the only team selected for Formula Student Netherlands from the Middle East & North Africa regionand will compete with 18 teams fromsome of the best universitiesall over the world.
FSN is the Dutch edition of the world’s largest student engineering competition, which challenges students to understand, design, and develop a formula-style racing car. Celebrating its 5th anniversary the event is scheduled from 11th-14th July 2022 at AssenTT Circuit known for its high speed corners, long straights and world-class events such as MotoGP and DTM.
The 14 member team comprising of engineering students from multidisciplinary groups of BITS Pilani Dubai Campus came together in the fall of 2021 with a sole purpose of designing a car focusing on ‘Driver Ergonomics’. The car was hence designedspecifically considering the health aspects, comfort and safety of a driver, drawing upon biology, psychology, engineering and design that created vehicle environments in which drivers have a lower chance of injury. The team has built a Formula Student carinBITS PilaniDubai campusadhering to the rules and regulations of the Formula Student Rule book.
Commenting on this ‘Milestone’, Dr. Srinivasan Madapusi, Director of the BITS PILANI Dubai Campus, said, “One of the biggest factors that sets BPDC apart is the career-focused style of education, with competitions like FSN our students get so much real-world work experience in the field before graduation. This is an excellent example of translation of learning in the classroom to a high performance application environment accompanied by highly efficient use of resources. It also underscores the passion, enterprise and teamwork displayed by our students. The Formula Student Netherlands is one of the biggest of its kind, competition at a European and a global level. I am proud that BPDC students are representing not just UAE but the entire Middle East and Africa region. We at BPDC are grateful for all the support from the faculty and sponsors who have made this commendable achievement possible.”
Al Fursan team head Mr. Shobal Philip Roy said “It took us 9 months to plan, execute and complete the car; we started off with a blank paper and then worked throughout to build a racecar that we engineered ourselves.It’s great being part of such a passionate and dedicated group, the entire team is eager to learn, adapt and execute things that are new to them under difficult circumstances. I appreciate my team for their constant support and cooperation throughout all stages of development. We aim to develop more cars in the coming years that will be eco-friendlier and lean with high performance and efficiency. We thank all the sponsors that supported us with monetary and technical help. We hope they extend their support in the coming years as well”
The team is supported both technically and monetarily by various sponsors namely: M.A.H.Y Khoory& Co. LLC the title sponsor, NRT Performance, Titan Performance, Al Shirawi Equipment Co. LLC, Calicut Paragon Group, Society Motors, Rapid 3D, and the parent institution BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus.The students are rigorously supported by the Director of BITS Pilani Dubai, Dr. Srinivasan Madapusi, and their faculty in-charge Dr. PriyankUpadhaya and various other faculty and staff members of BITS Pilani Dubai to whom the students are ever grateful for their timely support in completion of the car for Formula Student Netherlands.
About BITS PILANI Dubai Campus: BITS Pilani Dubai carries a strong legacy, being an international branch of the most reputed and accredited Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India. It is the largest institution exclusively offering engineering programmes in Dubai. Located in the vibrant Dubai International Academic City, it is home to several aspiring Engineers from U.A.E., other Gulf Countries, India the Far East, Africa and other countries around the world with opportunity applicable equally to all students.
FSN is the latest addition (since 2017) to a series of international events that date back to the 1980’s. Like most other events FSN is organized by engineering alumni, with over 100 volunteers working on the event to accommodate participating teams from universities from all over the world. As FSN is the first event on the European Tour calendar, means FSN in particular has a very strong focus on safety and regulations.