Hydrogen vehicle to race at Silverstone


A hydrogen racing car will be taking to the circuit at Silverstone soon, as undergraduate engineers race their cars at the home of the British Grand Prix in the tenth Formula Student competition.

Competing alongside approximately 100 petrol-powered racers, the event will feature three alternatively fueled racing cars including one hybrid, one with a fuel cell and one that runs on hydrogen.

The vehicles will take part in some events, such as the sprint race where only one car is on track, though safety concerns prevent them from lining up on the grid and their times wont be judged against the conventional cars.

Jon Hilton, chief judge and managing partner of Flybrid Systems, explains, $quot;For technologies that nobody has run before everything presents a new risk.$quot;

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