Team Delft Interview

Amira Tamam

  • Introduce your team briefly.
    Formula Student Team Delft consists this year of 70 enthusiastic students with the common goal of building the fastest Formula Student car possible. Almost all of the faculties of the Delft University of technology are represented which makes for a very flexible and versatile team. Team Delft’s primary goal will always be educating engineers and giving them hands-on experience of working on a complex project like Formula Student.

  • Tell us about your team’s history with Formula Student.
    Formula Student Team Delft was founded in 1999 under the name DUT racing. This is still represented in the name of our cars. For ten years the team competed in the combustion class and successfully so. Winning multiple competitions over the combustion years was the result. This performance continued when the switch to electric in 2011 was made. Again the team kept on performing. Securing multiple wins at various competitions. Now we’re in that spot of facing the challenge with the DUT21.

  • What does joining Formula Student Netherlands mean to you?
    Formula Student Netherlands is of course the competition on our home turf. Due to Covid it might be limited but hopefully, we can show friends, family, and sponsor what we’ve been working so incredibly hard for the past year. And not to forget we’ll be defending our title with being the latest winner in 2019!

  • What are your main goals for this year?
    The main goal is short and simple; Winning!

  • What made you think of/choose FSN?
    Again, competing on our home turf is what makes it so special.

  • What makes you different from the other teams?
    We’re a team with an incredible history. With 20 teams before us designing and building a car there are so many memorable moments that left their mark in Formula Student Team Delft.

  • What is your biggest achievement in Formula Student so far?
    Consecutive wins at FSG 2011, 2012, and 2013 will always feel like a very special achievement.

  • Describe your car in three words.
    Cute tiny wheels

  • How did COVID-19 affect your team and how did you deal with it?
    Due to Covid-19, we’ve not been able to access our office and workshop at the university. This meant that all of a sudden we were on our own. A gigantic additional challenge this year was actually finding a place and facilities to be able to design and build a car. Of course, the team-building element has been difficult as well but that’s something all of the teams have been struggling with I can imagine.

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