The Force VII, a racing car developed by students from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), has been recognised as the first ever hydrogen racing car to secure a podium place in an official race.
The Forze VIII took place in a race on 24th August (2019) alongside 43 petrol-powered racing cars. After the 45-minute race, the pink racing car finished in second place in its class.
“We are extremely proud of our performance today. Never before has a hydrogen-powered vehicle left other cars behind in an official race – let alone in a race against these kinds of petrol-powered cars,” said Zhi Wei Cai, Team Manager.
“This place on the podium is not only the results of our efforts this past year, but of 12 years of hard work. We are the first ever student team to achieve this global first – quite unreal.”
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