It was the ultimate test for the student built hydrogen powered racing car from TU Delft: a lap on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. With no one less than former Formula 1 racer Jan Lammers at the wheel, the Forze VI raced through 73 challenging corners, and completed the 21 kilometres of world class racing track in under 11 minutes. Never before has any other racing car with a hydrogen fuel cell completed the track so fast, making a clear statement about the potential of this technology and it’s place in the automotive industry.
We have an exciting and important announcement to make. On the 7th of May, the team will test the Forze VI on the Nürburgring in Germany.
In our last newsletter, we’ve reported that our DC/DC converter between the fuel cell and the super capacitor pack finally worked after an expedition to Finland. Now that we had established a connection between our fuel cell and super capacitors, we could tune our fuel cell system to produce some serious power.