About HKPolyURacing Team
We are the first ever team from Hong Kong to take part in Formula Student Electric China (FSEC).
Established since 2015, the team has now grown from 9 core engineering members into a multi-disciplinary competition team with over 70 students in different years and major of study including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronic and information system, product analysis and engineering design, accountancy, marketing, enterprise information system, advertising design, product design, design and business management, fashion design etc. Besides, the team is fully backed up by over 20 experienced technicians from the PolyU Industrial Centre and professors from respective faculties who provide valuable opinion to us throughout the process.
We have our unique strengths.
Firstly, HKPolyU Engineering was ranked top 50 in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014. It means that the academic, employer reputation and research impact of the supporting faculties are globally recognized. Secondly, the Industrial Centre of HKPolyU is providing us with the most advanced machineries and resources that we needed for testing and building the racing car. Together with the constructive advice and practical experience from the proficient technicians, we are strongly backed up in the aspect of manufacturing. Thirdly, HKPolyU participated in the EMSD “New Energy New Generation” Solar Car Competition last year and thus we accumulated experience in car engineering. Last
but not least, the team gained support from the formula sports industry. We are glad to have the local racing driver, Mr. Darryl O’Young (歐陽若曦) as our team advisor, Hong Kong drift driver, Mr. Robert Chan (陳子健) being our driver trainer and Redbull Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Engineer, Mr. Dominic Cheng to be our automotive engineering advisor.
Inheritance and dream is our team vision.
Taking an initiative role in participating the formula student competition, passing knowledge to the next generation, gaining real world experience and exploring student’s own potential are our team’s short term goal. Since it is the first time for the team to build a real formula racing car, we have no related knowledge or experience to learn from. Students have to start from zero and gone through lots of difficulties and challenges until they can successfully finish the competition. And through mentoring by the senior engineer, the junior engineers can learning by doing and thus our students can continue to participate in the competition year by year. For the long term mission, we hope that the project can help strengthen the cooperation between universities and the automotive engineering industry in Hong Kong. By applying the latest manufacturing and testing related technology, together we can enhance the overall standard and push industrial development. Also we are bringing new blood into the industry since our members are well equipped with practical automotive engineering knowledge and experience.