The Tufts Hybrid Racing Team was pleased and excited to head up to the 2012 Formula Hybrid Competition. We joined 25 teams who made it to New Hampshire, out of the 39 teams who had signed up ahead of time. After that, life became challenging. We had some technical issues with our motor controller and battery management system that slowed us down, and we were not able to pass through the tech inspections in time. It may be cold comfort, and the weather was certainly cold and wet, but we weren’t the only ones with problems: just nine hybrid teams passed all the inspections and raced. Despite the disappointing turn of events, all of our team members, especially those who had not been to the competition before, learned a ton, and we are all hungry to return as a stronger team next year. You can see all the photos of us at the completion here.
Formula Hybrid 2012