Dynamics UPC Manresa Team Interview

Introduce your team briefly

Dynamics UPC Manresa is a humble team born in Manresa, near Barcelona, 6 years ago. Fueled by passion and with slightly over more than 30 future engineers, it is constantly working its way to the upper steps of the competition, trying to achieve it with the latest prototype, the DYN-06.

Tell us about your team’s history with Formula Student

The team’s history began in the summer of 2016, this being the first time the name Dynamics appeared in a competition, taking part at the Formula Student Spain event with the DYN-01, our very first car designed and built in less than a year (quite an achievement for a first-timer team). Since then, we have kept coming back each season to the FSN contest. In 2018 Dynamics went big; with the DYN-03 proving to be the best car to that date, we attended our first competition abroad, Formula Student Netherlands (FSN), and what a way; coming back home with a second overall position. Since then, the team has never stopped improving, not for a single year. 2021 was a bit of a heart-breaking moment for us as we came to the FSN event, but the car was not able to be rebuilt after the technical inspection. Nevertheless it was a sensational year for the team, as it was the first time the team attended 3 competitions in a single year. Thanks to the achievements both at Formula Student Spain and Formula Student Italy, we consolidated as the 3rd active team on a national basis.

What does joining Formula Student Netherlands mean to you?

A chance to revive the past, the redemption to come back and retake the place which has been waiting for us through the years and to deliver what we were not able last year.

What are your main goals for this year?

With the performance extracted from last year’s car, the desire of the whole team is to use all the potential which the DYN-06 brings to the competition.

What made you think of/choose FSN?

The fact that it would be our third time in this event, and the desire to nurse last year’s heartbreak.

What makes you different from the other teams?

Dynamics is a team with a very limited budget, nevertheless, it constantly finds the way, through an engineering point of view in order to match the performance of the top-most teams.

What is your most significant achievement in Formula Student so far?

One of the most remarkable milestones for Dynamics was when in 2018, in the Formula Student Netherlands event, it achieved the 2nd overall position in combustion vehicle class.

Do you think there are any positive outcomes for the competition from the current situation?

Last year was not easy with limited attendants to competition, nevertheless it was a very interesting situation, as team members had to overcome difficult situations with less help.

What can the Formula Student organising bodies do to help the struggling teams due to the recent events?

With the whole world recovering from worldwide terrible events, the competition could take into better consideration teams with difficulties so that they can stay in a competitive level.

Describe your car in three words.

Quick, Precise, Tuned

 

You can follow Dynamics UPC on their social media platforms for more updates and information.

Instagram: @dynamics_upc

LinkedIn: Dynamics UPC Manresa

Twitter: @Dynamics_UPC

Web: http://www.dynamicsupcmanresa.com

We look forward to welcoming the team to the track!