Details for Formula Bharat 2017 released

Formula Bharat   September 2, 2016   Comments Off on Details for Formula Bharat 2017 released

The Formula Bharat 2017 competition will be taking place at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore, from January 25 to 29, 2017.

Please see tentative brief schedule below:

Finalized detailed schedule shall be released 3 weeks before the event.

Day 0 –  Wednesday – January 25, 2017

8:00 Grounds Open. C Teams move-in, collect registration material and setup pits.
12:00 Pre-Tech for C Teams begin in pits only.
14:00 A and B Teams may move-in, collect registration material and setup pits, as a part of early registration.
19:00 Grounds are closed. No work/individuals permitted on-grounds after this time.

Day 1 –  Thursday – January 26, 2017

8:00 Grounds open. A and B Teams move-in, collect registration material and setup pits.
9:00 Tech Inspection (Scrutineering, Tilt, Noise) and Fuel opens of A and B teams. Pre-Tech for C teams take place in pits only.
10:00 Business Presentation Statics open for C Teams only.
12:00 Sponsor booths open.
17:00 Welcome Ceremony.
19:00 Grounds are closed. No work/individuals permitted on-grounds after this time.

Day 2 –  Friday – January 27, 2017

8:00 Grounds Open.
9:00 Tech Inspection (Scrutineering, Tilt, Noise, Brakes) and Fuel opens of A and B teams. Last day for pre-Tech for C Teams take place in pits only.
9:30 All Static Events (Design, Business, Cost) open.
17:00 Tentative Business Finals event.
19:00 Grounds are closed. No work/individuals permitted on-grounds after this time.

Day 3 –  Saturday – January 28, 2017

8:00 Grounds Open.
9:00 Mandatory drivers’ meeting. Last day for Tech Inspection (Scrutineering, Tilt, Noise, Brakes) and Fuel opens on appointment of A and B teams.
9:30 Skidpad and Acceleration events open.
14:00 Autocross event opens.
17:00 Design Finals and Review.
19:00 Grounds are closed. No work/individuals permitted on-grounds after this time.

Day 4 –  Sunday – January 29, 2017

8:00 Grounds Open.
9:00 Mandatory Driver’s meeting.
9:30 Endurance event opens.
10:00 Fuel Economy Opens.
12:00 Teams may begin pack-up and move-out.
17:00 Awards Ceremony.
19:00 Grounds are closed. All individuals permitted on-grounds after this time.

How are A, B, C Teams categories determined?

This determination is made by document reviewers and leads, based on a culmination of individual teams document submissions, car pictures submission and running car video submission.

C-Teams :

Teams in this category have either submitted unsatisfactory submissions, missed key submission deadlines or require major modifications to be done on their vehicle to pass initial technical scrutiny. Teams on this list will be informed latest by December 9th, so that they can make the appropriate arrangements to arrive at the venue on January 25th. A Pre-Tech checklist shall be provided as well upon notification and C-Teams must ensure that items on the checklist are fulfilled before attending the competition, in order to have the opportunity to complete other Technical Inspection events.

C-Teams shall undergo Pre-Tech of the checklist provided at their pits between January 25 and January 27. C Teams that have adequately addressed all items on the checklist, shall be allowed to continue into the rest of the Technical Inspection events. C-Teams that have not addressed all items on the checklist by Friday January 27, shall not be allowed to move further into other Technical Inspections and hence, the Dynamic Events.

C-Teams may participate in Static events such as Design, Cost and Business Presentations, even if their vehicle has not yet passed Pre-Tech.

B-Teams :

Teams in this category have either failed to submit a running car video submission or require a few minor modifications to be done on their vehicle to pass initial technical scrutiny. Teams on this list will be informed latest by December 9th.

B-Teams may arrive at the venue either on January 25th from 2 PM onwards or on January 26. B-Teams may go directly to the Technical Scutineering area to begin the required inspections on January 26.

A-Teams :

Teams in this category have either no fixes required or they require a few minor modifications to be done on their vehicle to pass initial technical scrutiny. Teams on this list will be informed latest by December 9th.

A-Teams may arrive at the venue either on January 25th from 2 PM onwards or on January 26. A-Teams may go directly to the Technical Scutineering area to begin the required inspections on January 26.

Other Notes:

  • Visitors may be subjected to an entry fee to enter grounds. Amount to be determined.
  • A refundable deposit will be required for transponders, fuel containers and pit cleanliness. The deposits will be returned upon return of transponders, fuel containers and inspection of pits before team leaves grounds.
  • Although vendors and caterers will be present on grounds, students are welcome to bring their own supply of water bottles and snacks as there is no restaurant / eatery within a 20 minute distance.
  • A maximum of 25 team members and 1 faculty advisor per participating team may register with no charge. Additional team members will be subjected to INR 250 per team member at the registration desk at the event, inclusive of all event days. Student ID and travel medical coverage policy must be produced.
  • Hot pits will be tentatively open from 12 PM until 7 PM on Wednesday January 25; from 10 AM until 7 PM on Thursday January 26 and Friday January 27; and from 10 AM until 5 PM on Saturday January 28.
  • A minimum of 4 drivers are to be assigned per team. Each Driver must show their Driving License upon registration.
  • Teams are not allowed to take their cars off grounds or modify their vehicle (as per the Rules book) after they have passed Scrutineering and other relevant technical inspections.
  • Although every participant shall be required sign a liability waiver on grounds, all registered team members are required to purchase basic domestic travel medical insurance coverage (as in for travel within India) for the duration of their participation at the event. If the participant’s current medical and health insurance policy provides travel medical coverage outside State in their existing insurance plan, that shall suffice. Team Captains will have to submit the documentation of registered team members’ policies latest a week before the event. Registered students with no travel medical insurance coverage, shall not be allowed to participate as a team member at the event, shall not receive a participation certificate and shall have restricted entry to certain areas on grounds.

For more information, you may contact us at formulabharat@gmail.com.