With his design for an Electronic Grand Prix car, recent graduate Ryan Day has created what could be the next generation of Grand prix racing. Centered around Day’s vision for a hydrogen fueled Grand Prix, the eGP is designed to set a new level of performance for motor-sport racing while limiting the environmental impact that currently characterizes the sport. Behind the decision to incorporate a hydrogen fuel cell into the eGP was Day’s desire to keep the strategy that gives the sport much of its appeal.
In addition to the use of advanced fuel cell technology, Day has created an aerodynamic undertray that eliminates the need for the drag inducing fins of today’s F1 cars. Another innovation that sets the eGP apart from current racing cars is the use of a honeycombed tire that conserves rubber and limits the waste of motor sport events.
Through innovation like the eGP car, motor sport will be able to progress towards a greener future while still remaining tied to its historic past. For his forward thinking design of the eGP, Ryan Day was awarded an ideacious select prize at the 2011 Rocket Show. To see more of Ryan Day’s work visit his online portfolio here.