The Griffith University Racing Team car, known as GRT19 Bronte, was designed and engineered by students at Griffith with the help of the ATL Composites team to compete in the Formula SAE Australasia.
Formula SAE Australasia, founded in 2000, has grown to involve around 35 universities from around the world designing, building and competing in their unique Formula-style open-wheeled racing cars as part of a 12-month curriculum program.
Griffith Racing Team finished third overall, their best result to date, but winning wasn’t the only goal of this project. Daniel Scherger, Head of Sponsorship, explained, “The aim of this year’s project was to increase our knowledge of working with composites.”
Jonah Osborne of ATL said, “We spent time with the Griffith designers to provide a comprehensive package and training in how to use the products to best advantage. They picked it up quickly and were pleased with the strength and light-weight they were able to achieve with composite materials.”