University of Sydney comes fourth in 2011 Formula SAE Australasia

19 December 2011

The 2011 Formula SAE-Australasian competition ended in Melbourne with a great result for the University of Sydney team, finishing in fourth place.

"This is amazing result for the team. All their hard work throughout the year has finally paid off. Also, is the fourth year that we have used an Aprilia engine, so it seems somehow appropriate that we should come fourth," says Andrei Lozzi, the team's academic adviser.

"This year our team demonstrated the necessary attributes to finally turn an inspiration that came to us in 2008 into a reliable, fast and drivable car. We have built a great deal on the imagination, hard work and progress of past teams. There have been quite a few baffling problems that have baulked our progress, but ultimately this year - thanks to intelligent and persistent good work, most plans reached fruition."

Many of the team members have been in the team for three years and are finishing their study this year, so the result is huge achievement for them."

Formula SAE is an internationally renowned design competition in which teams from all over the globe compete. The field consisted of 24 local and overseas teams.

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