On the Formula E tour with our three winners.

Experience E-Racing up-close.

On 10-11 June 2017 at the first, worldwide, purely electric racing series on the former airport grounds of the Berlin Tempelhof, the lucky prize winners of our FIA Formula E competition, Carolin Santüns, Eike Nell and Stefan Klöpfer were there live, together with ITK Engineering, and had the opportunity to peer behind the scenes of a professional racing team.

It was an exciting and successful weekend for the team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport who were, at the first double race of this season and with racers Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt, able straight away to take home two trophies, a pole position and a total of 56 points. But even for our young prize winners: the three motorsport-enthused winners got to personally meet the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport team, for which ITK Engineering developed the complete software of the electrically-driven vehicle and unleash all their technical questions on this fast, electronic racing series.

How well the three enjoyed it and what they took away from the Formula E weekend with ITK Engineering is what we found out in a short interview with the upcoming engineers.

What do you associate with motorsport and were your expectations at the e-racing fulfilled?

an Klöpfer, student at the Hochschule Karlsruhe and project leader of “High Speed Karlsruhe” Formula Student Teams:

“With motorsport, I associate passion, excitement and the readiness to deliver strong performances! In the context of my project activity in a Formula Student Team, where we work on our own race machines with combustion engines, I’m already very familiar with motorsport. But because I am influenced by the combustion field, Formula E was something completely different for me since it differs greatly from my project in terms of the regulations and constraints. Due to the excitement and action, especially during the race on Sunday and the entire execution of the racing event regarding E-mobility and future orientation, I am feeling positively great. It was a lot of fun to view motorsport from this side!”

How did you find out about the competition and what did you enjoy the most about this weekend?

Carolin Santüns, graduate of Master’s in Electrotechnology at the Universität Paderborn:

„Da ich gerade meinen Master im Bereich der Elektrotechnik abgelegt habe, bin ich“Because I just finished my Master’s in the field of electrotechnology, I was searching for employment positions when I came across the competition on the company website of ITK Engineering. Also, because I am greatly interested in electrotechnology and the assistance system in vehicles, I was already really looking forward to this weekend and the exciting race. Now I can look back at a truly amazing event! During the visit of the pit I could learn all the background information and technical details on the E-vehicles, which was amazing. This part was something I particularly enjoyed – and that ITK accompanied the event and I could ask my technical questions regarding motorsport at any time!”

Did you already know about ITK Engineering before the competition and what impression did we leave you with after the event?

Eike Nell, dual Master’s student of Automobile Technology from München:

“I became aware of ITK Engineering via the company’s homepage. Because I am personally very interested in motorsport, I found the competition on the site and immediately joined in. I was, in addition to the racing, excited about the exchange with the engineers at ITK Engineering. Because I didn’t know about the company beforehand, I was impartial going into the weekend and can subsequently only say: I’m impressed! In particular pertaining to the assistance through ITK, my expectations were exceeded by far. I could get a very positive idea of the company through the conversations with employees and the impression of a company with a familial quality was confirmed: Here you are not a number, rather an individual employee!”

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