UWO Formula Racing

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UWO Formula Racing Canada is The University of Western Ontario’s Formula SAE team. Made up of approximately 60 students who volunteer their time and talents each year to conceive, design, and build a formula style race car. Up against more than 120 other universities, the car is not only judged on speed, but on design and viability as a mass-produced consumer autocross racer. Western’s car finished in fifth place at the 2010 competition in California. While the university provides some assistance, the students depend on the generosity of corporate sponsors and members of the community for the majority of the project’s funding. Through this practical application of their studies, students utilize leadership, teamwork, marketing, organization and financial skills to succeed in this venture. The UWO Formula Racing team is committed to the advancement of education and the enhancement of the student experience at the University of Western Ontario.

2011 Car[edit]

Performance

  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds
  • Cornering: 1.8 Gs
  • Weight: 444 lb
  • Power: 81 Horsepower

Engine

  • 600cc Honda F4i
  • Full-Throttle Electro-Pneumatic Shifting
  • Traction and Launch Control
  • Closed-Loop Lambda Fuel Map Tuning
  • Custom Carbon Fibre Intake
  • Sigma Slipper Clutch
  • Custom 4-2-1 Welded Exhaust

Brakes

  • Floating rotor
  • ISR Calipers

Suspension

  • Double unequal length a-arm
  • Pull-rod actuated
  • Adjustable Blade Anti-Roll
  • Anti-dive and Anti-squad Geomentry

Chassis

  • Chromoly Steel-tube Space Frame
  • Carbon Fibre Body

Driver Interface

  • Steering Wheel Mounted Push Button Shifting
  • Carbon Fibre Pedals

Electrical

  • Data acquisition system
  • Configurable display
  • GPS Mapping and Track Overlay

Competition Records[edit]

Formula SAE Michigan United States[1]

Year Place Car No. Penalty Cost Score Presentation Score Design Score Acceleration Score Skid Pad Score Autocross Score Endurance Score Economy Score Total Score
1994 44 59 -0.89 43.77 12.00 25.77 17.81 44.96 91.79 0.82 236.02
1996 57 59 -10.67 34.64 50.70 0.00 0.00 34.95 0.00 109.62
1997 15 21 19.07 42.91 70.00 44.14 24.76 122.08 169.05 492.01
1998 43 21 67.30 44.61 75.00 32.39 40.32 114.21 DNF 373.83
1999 53 41 64.93 28.88 70.00 DNF 31.33 56.45 0.00 251.59
2000 52 71 66.38 69.04 90.00 15.58 0.00 18.18 0.00 259.19
2001 37 33 81.60 55.40 100.00 48.84 25.46 61.56 0.00 372.87
2002 8 68 75.63 46.90 100.00 42.47 39.11 108.76 279.58 692.45
2003 44 8 75.78 49.25 60.00 36.83 9.37 121.98 0.00 353.20
2004 86 123 69.20 64.90 100.00 0.00 0.00 7.50 0.00 241.60
2005 22 104 77.67 56.82 80.00 40.69 29.46 81.43 248.29 614.36
2006 17 143 81.65 58.79 90.00 11.24 13.72 101.08 327.62 684.10
2007 62 50 74.80 57.54 80.00 0.00 0.00 97.83 0.00 310.16
2008 70 76 70.10 47.50 80.00 69.80 267.40
2009 53 27 64.85 39.19 60.00 45.03 4.60 58.18 271.85
2010 20 67 82.40 54.50 80.00 53.80 35.70 55.20 152.90 44.50 559.10

Formula SAE West California United States[2]

Year Place Car No. Cost Score Presentation Score Design Score Acceleration Score Skid Pad Score Autocross Score Endurance Score Economy Score Total Score
2006 28 67 78.79 62.54 50.00 57.57 21.13 71.80 0.00 341.83
2007 32 76 76.00 49.86 100.00 58.33 39.96 29.13 0.00 353.28
2010 5 75 73.84 62.21 115.00 60.33 38.68 82.87 244.66 10.36 687.95

Sponsors[edit]

Major team sponsors include Armatec, Honda Canada, and Lubrico Warranty.

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