A wishbone failure frustratingly ended the team’s hopes in the endurance event after eight laps as the car completed all other dynamic events. However, QFR16 proved to be an important test vehicle post-competition, greatly contributing to the success of the 2017 car.
The biggest change for the 2016 car was the introduction of 10″ wheels. This required the team to entirely redesign the car’s unsprung mass from previous years. The team also introduced a heavily revised suspension system.
Formula Student 2016
- 83rd overall
- Carbon composite front monocopue
- Tubular steel spaceframe rear chassis
- 10’’ wheels
- Re-designed unsprung mass
- Double wishbone, push-rod suspension