Formula Sun Grand Prix

Ages:Undergraduate, Graduate

Type:Performance

Categories:energy, engineering, STEM

Scope:International

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The Formula Sun Grand Prix is a solar car racing track event that is held on road style closed courses for 3 days. It also serves as the qualifier for the American Solar Challenge.

This unique style of raycing truly test the limits of solar cars in handling curves, braking, and acceleration. The winner is the team that completes the most laps over the 24 hours of drive time (three 8-hour days) with solar charging allowed in the mornings and evenings.

All teams that wish to enter a solar car in the Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) must ensure that car complies with all event regulations. Before any solar car is allowed to race, it must first pass a series of rigorous technical inspections called Scrutineering. See the competition's website for full regulations.
Formula Sun Grand Prix Participation

Team Award.

This award recognizes all students participating in the Formula Sun Grand Prix. Add this award to your profile to gain ICS badge points and recognition if you competed on a Formula Sun Grand Prix team.

Formula Sun Grand Prix Single-Occupant Vehicle 1st Place

Team Award.

Fastest overall time at the Formula Sun Grand Prix race.

Formula Sun Grand Prix Single-Occupant Vehicle 2nd Place

Team Award.

Second overall fastest time at the Formula Sun Grand Prix race.

Formula Sun Grand Prix Single-Occupant Vehicle 3rd Place

Team Award.

Third overall fastest time in the Formula Sun Grand Prix for single occupant vehicles.

Formula Sun Grand Prix Multi-Occupant Vehicle 1st Place

Team Award.

Fastest overall time in a multi-occupant vehicle at the formula sun grand prix.

Formula Sun Grand Prix Multi-Occupant Vehicle 2nd Place

Team Award.

Second overall fastest time in a multi-occupant vehicle at the Formula Sun Grand Prix.

Formula Sun Grand Prix Multi-Occupant Vehicle 3rd Place

Team Award.

Third overall fastest time in a multi-occupant vehicle at the Formula Sun Grand Prix.

Formula Sun Grand Prix Fastest Lap

Team Award.

Fastest Lap during the Formula Sun Grand Prix solar car race.

Website: http://americansolarchallenge.org/about/formula-sun-grand-prix/

Managing Organization: Innovators Educational Foundation

Contact:

ascinfo@americansolarchallenge.org

Entry Fee: $4,500 USD

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate, Graduate.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The Formula Sun Grand Prix is a solar car racing track event that is held on road style closed courses for 3 days. It also serves as the qualifier for the American Solar Challenge.

Process

This unique style of raycing truly test the limits of solar cars in handling curves, braking, and acceleration. The winner is the team that completes the most laps over the 24 hours of drive time (three 8-hour days) with solar charging allowed in the mornings and evenings.

Criteria

All teams that wish to enter a solar car in the Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) must ensure that car complies with all event regulations. Before any solar car is allowed to race, it must first pass a series of rigorous technical inspections called Scrutineering. See the competition's website for full regulations.

Awards

Formula Sun Grand Prix Participation

Team Award.

This award recognizes all students participating in the Formula Sun Grand Prix. Add this award to your profile to gain ICS badge points and recognition if you competed on a Formula Sun Grand Prix team.

Formula Sun Grand Prix Single-Occupant Vehicle 1st Place

Team Award.

Fastest overall time at the Formula Sun Grand Prix race.

Formula Sun Grand Prix Single-Occupant Vehicle 2nd Place

Team Award.

Second overall fastest time at the Formula Sun Grand Prix race.

Formula Sun Grand Prix Single-Occupant Vehicle 3rd Place

Team Award.

Third overall fastest time in the Formula Sun Grand Prix for single occupant vehicles.

Formula Sun Grand Prix Multi-Occupant Vehicle 1st Place

Team Award.

Fastest overall time in a multi-occupant vehicle at the formula sun grand prix.

Formula Sun Grand Prix Multi-Occupant Vehicle 2nd Place

Team Award.

Second overall fastest time in a multi-occupant vehicle at the Formula Sun Grand Prix.

Formula Sun Grand Prix Multi-Occupant Vehicle 3rd Place

Team Award.

Third overall fastest time in a multi-occupant vehicle at the Formula Sun Grand Prix.

Formula Sun Grand Prix Fastest Lap

Team Award.

Fastest Lap during the Formula Sun Grand Prix solar car race.

Participate

Website: http://americansolarchallenge.org/about/formula-sun-grand-prix/

Managing Organization: Innovators Educational Foundation

Contact:

ascinfo@americansolarchallenge.org

Entry Fee: $4,500 USD

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate, Graduate.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.