In conjunction with 17th Convocation celebration, a contest to design a future F1 Car was open to all Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) students from 18 August - 17 September 2017. This contest is organised by UTP Convocation 2017 committee members, UTP Automotive Club (UAC) and Engineering, Prototyping & Innovation Centre (EPIC).
This contest was conducted in hopes that it would provide exposure of Formula 1 technology to students of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. It is also to encourage creative and critical thinking among students to solve a problem collectively.
Besides that, this competition supports integration of multidisciplinary engineering knowledge by the students as the need to construct a design for a future F1 car would require knowledge from all engineering fields.
Five teams participated with impressive designs. Judging from the design's concept, visuals, technical viability, and innovation, the top three that emerged victorious are:
Team: Innovation, Design & Engineering Club (IDEC)
- Chandreshah Lal A/L Shamlal ME - 2nd year
- Wan Amirul Asyraf Bin Wan Basiron ME - 2nd year
- Muhammad Hisham Bin Mohd Najib ME - 2nd year
- Melvinder Singh A/L Balbir Singh EE - 2nd year
1st Runner Up
- Ahmed Saieed Postgraduate -ME
- Abqaat Naseer Postgraduate -ME
- Tran Cong Minh Postgraduate -ME
2nd Runner Up
4 Arvien A/L Subramani ME - 4th year
5 Kavinash Kumar Kunarajah ME - 4th year
6 Prasad A/L Madhavan ME - 4th year
7 Sukendran A/L Kumannan ME - 4th year
8 Jeffry Christopher A/L Francis Xavier ME - 4th year
The prize giving ceremony was held on the 27 September 2017 at KLCC. The winners were fortunate enough to meet and receive their prizes from F1 driver Valtteri Bottas.
Congratulations to all who participated and won!