Bulldogs Racing places first in major hybrid racecar contest
The race car was a hybrid, but the win was all Yale.
Bulldogs Racing, a student group, placed first in the 2013 Formula Hybrid International at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on May 2.
The annual contest, open to universities around the world, challenges teams of student engineers to design and build open-wheel, single-seat electric or plug-in hybrid race cars, then race them in a series of contests. Yale placed first in several categories, including fastest run of the day in the acceleration event, and first overall among hybrids, the most challenging category.