The 2019 car proved to be one of the teams most ambitious undertakings in the last several years due to the many changes made to the design of the cars
and to the teams design philosophy. With the decision to move from 13" to 10" wheels in a goal to reduce the overall vehicle weight and become competitive
with the top tier teams. As well it was decided to switch engines from an outdated Honda CBR600F4i to a newer Honda CBR600RR due to the lack of available
parts for the older engine. These choices resulted in the majority of the parts from the 2018 car to be unusable on the 2019. So the decision was made to
keep the 2018 car for driver training resulting in the need for UV19 to be built from the ground up.
The 2019 car features many newly engineered components, such as a new intake and exhaust system, new hubs and uprights to accommodate the new 10" centerlock
wheels, a curved front wing, DRS system on the rear wing and many more fascinating components.
The team faced a lot of adversity in the 2019 year, from an engine blowing up, to suspension carbon fibre a-arm bond failure, to having the entire steering
assembly stolen with less then 2 weeks before competition. Despite the difficult times the team was faced with throughout the season they were able to pull
through and make it to competition with a completed car and compete with their fellow engineers. Although the 2019 FSAE Michigan finish was not the best
result the team has had as compared to previous years the entire team was grateful to have been rewarded for their hard work by making it to competition.
The team is grateful for all of the sponsors and individuals who supported them throughout the 2019 season and hope they will continue to do so
in the coming 2020 season.