» This has been the craziest week of my life «Frank Deblon, Frank Deblon, founder of the “Bremergy Racing” team (University of Bremen) Bremen)
The Delft University team is one of the best equipped and enters the contest as the favourite. It has taken overall victory for the last three years now. A glance at the team’s working area in the pit lane reveals how far advanced its project is. Well styled and with highly professional equipment, it could almost be the showroom of a major car maker. Two of the walls have a photo display of the team’s history and logos of its numerous sponsors. The crown jewel sparkles at the centre: the car known as “DUT14” with the starting number E1. When talking with team manager and driver Tim de Morée you might start imagining you’re at a standard racing circuit. But then a teammate hands him a rice cracker spread with chocolate during the interview, and you then realise where you are. “Lunch,” says de Morée and grins. His dual role on the team means he is constantly in the spotlight. How does he deal with the situation? “It’s tougher to maintain the number one position than to be a challenger,” he observes. But the team has appeared in force to defend its title. It has 86 members, including ten who interrupted their studies for a year in order to work full-time on the project.
» This is my first year on the team. It’s really exciting to be here. «Jet Tuitert, member of the Delft Formula Student team
» If you really want a fast car, you should drive an electric one. «Tim de Morée, manager and driver for the Delft Formula Student team