Fifth SaeIndia super racing kicks off at BIC

Greater Noida:The fifth edition of Supra SaeIndia, India's biggest formula student competition, started off with the oath ceremony at the Buddh International Circuit here on Tuesday. Organised annually by SaeIndia, the event provides a platform for students to apply their engineering skills to design and construct a Formula category vehicle as per defined performance and safety specifications. The event will comprise a series of static and dynamic events spread over five days, concluding with a final endurance test and a valedictory function on Saturday.  Indian Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan is expected to interact with the students and encourage them on the penultimate day of the competition. In an attempt to encourage women's participation in the event, two special award categories have been announced for this year.  While the first recognizes the best woman participant, the second rewards the team with the maximum number of women participants. Around 200 women will participate this year with an women's team from Delhi joining the event. The event will be judged by a panel comprising 200 eminent experts from the automotive industry, including four international experts -- Benjamin Moeller, Christian Thomas Amersbach, Christoph Martin Beisswanger from Germany and Anastasia Potrashkova from Russia.