Tue, 05.06.2018

Technical support for budding engineers

Thermamax sponsors Formula Student teams

Thermamax sponsors Formula Student teams

Thermamax sponsors racing teams Uni Stuttgart and KA RaceIng

Racing cars are developed and constructed by the students themselves and then raced on major racing circuits in the Formula Student series, thus putting to the test the world class skills of budding engineers. We accompany and support two of the German racing teams.

Once again, we are sponsoring teams in the Formula Student international construction competition, which this year has over 600 teams from all over the world competing. We are supporting Uni Stuttgart and KA RaceIng (from KIT Karlsruhe). Both teams are composed of students from various course disciplines who are tasked with developing and manufacturing a roadworthy prototype racing car within 10 months.

We will be providing Tmax-Integral Insulation for the exhaust manifold and turbocharger, which protects the surrounding components from heat radiation and guarantees safety for driver and vehicle. A part of the exhaust system developed by the Stuttgart racing team has even been insulated with gold foil, provided by our sister company Thermisol, which reflects heat more effectively than stainless steel foil. This means that less heat is emitted by the system and the neighbouring components remain cooler.

KA RaceIng develops, manufactures and tests three racing cars every year: one model with a combustion engine, one electric, and lastly, a completely autonomous racing car, which is converted by the team from an old vehicle. In 2017, KA RaceIng achieved 5th place with the electric car and 2nd place with a driverless car at the FS Germany. The new KIT18C was unveiled on April 27th, 2018. 

Ka RaceIng

39 students from Uni Stuttgart have been working on the development and manufacture of the F0711-13 this year. In 2017 the team achieved 3rd place at the Hockenheimring in the FS Germany. The roll-out of the new F0711-13 took place on May 4, 2018.

We are delighted to be supporting two such strong teams again this year and wish them both the best of success.