German Champions 2022

Going to the world finals 2023 in Singapore.

Meet the Team

My job as Team Manager is to supervise the team and ensure that everyone completes his tasks punctually and with good quality. I keep track of the team's time schedule and provide maximum efficiency of our work flow.

Jeremy Simon

Teammanagement

My job as Team Manager is to supervise the team and ensure that everyone completes his tasks punctually and with good quality. I keep track of the team's time schedule and provide maximum efficiency of our work flow.

To guarantee successful sponsor requests I work on an outstanding design for our Team. Furthermore, I implement the design on our social media accounts and our website. Last, I am in charge of our finances and sponsors.

Finn Zeumer

Design & PR

To guarantee successful sponsor requests I work on an outstanding design for our Team. Furthermore, I implement the design on our social media accounts and our website. Last, I am in charge of our finances and sponsors.

As the team's car designer, I am in the lead of the car. Primarily, I focus on the aerodynamics of the car and I do virtual tests. Also, I design prototypes that we test on track to analyse different aspects of a car.

Finn Michaelis

Car Design

As the team's car designer, I am in the lead of the car. Primarily, I focus on the aerodynamics of the car and I do virtual tests. Also, I design prototypes that we test on track to analyse different aspects of a car.

It is my job to organize the production of the car, which means that I look at different manufacturing methods and supervise the assembly of the individual parts. Last one not least, I oversee the prototypes and give my ideas.

Christoph Goers

Car production

It is my job to organize the production of the car, which means that I look at different manufacturing methods and supervise the assembly of the individual parts. Last one not least, I oversee the prototypes and give my ideas.

My job as Team Manager is to supervise the team and ensure that everyone completes his tasks punctually and with good quality. I keep track of the team's time schedule and provide maximum efficiency of our work flow.

Jeremy Simon

Teammanagement

My job as Team Manager is to supervise the team and ensure that everyone completes his tasks punctually and with good quality. I keep track of the team's time schedule and provide maximum efficiency of our work flow.

To guarantee successful sponsor requests I work on an outstanding design for our Team. Furthermore, I implement the design on our social media accounts and our website. Last, I am in charge of our finances and sponsors.

Finn Zeumer

Design & PR

To guarantee successful sponsor requests I work on an outstanding design for our Team. Furthermore, I implement the design on our social media accounts and our website. Last, I am in charge of our finances and sponsors.

As the team's car designer, I am in the lead of the car. Primarily, I focus on the aerodynamics of the car and I do virtual tests. Also, I design prototypes that we test on track to analyse different aspects of a car.

Finn Michaelis

Car Design

As the team's car designer, I am in the lead of the car. Primarily, I focus on the aerodynamics of the car and I do virtual tests. Also, I design prototypes that we test on track to analyse different aspects of a car.

It is my job to organize the production of the car, which means that I look at different manufacturing methods and supervise the assembly of the individual parts. Last one not least, I oversee the prototypes and give my ideas.

Christoph Goers

Car production

It is my job to organize the production of the car, which means that I look at different manufacturing methods and supervise the assembly of the individual parts. Last one not least, I oversee the prototypes and give my ideas.

About the Competition

Formula 1 in Schools is an international competition, in which more than 50 countries participate. Germany is one of them. The main goal is to construct a miniature racing car by using CAD software, which is then built with modern manufacturing methods like Multi Jet Fusion. A professional painting is also necessary. The racing time of the car is one of the most important parts – it determines 1/5 of the points. The race itself takes place on a 20-metre racing track. The cars are driven with a CO2 cartridge and gain speed up to 20 metres per second. Nearly half of the maximum points are made up by the production and the race of the cars. So, where can you get the rest of the points? Besides the car the team has several other tasks: One of them is to create two portfolios with eight pages each. The first one is called “Portfolio Technic”. Here, information about the car itself, the construction and the testing are written down. The second portfolio is the “Portfolio Enterprise”, which is about the team’s project management and the marketing concept. In addition, the partners and sponsors are noted. Furthermore, the team has to hold an eight-minute presentation on the competition day, in which they present the team roles, their logo and the design. At last, each team needs to build their own pit display to represent their sponsors on the competition day.

Our Successes

German Championship 2022

1st Place

and therefore qualified for the World Championship 2023

2nd Fastest Racing Car

0.006 seconds difference to the fastes car (1.109 seconds)

Kock-out Race Winners

with a top race time of 1.287 seconds

Best Engineering

of the car

Best Presentation

at the German Championship

Best Portfolio

"Unternehmen" (eng. Portfolio Enterprice)

Hamburg Championship 2022

1st Place

and therefore qualified for the German Championship 2022

Fastest Racing Car

with a race time of 1.189 seconds

Best Engineering

of the car

Best Presentation

at the Hamburg Championship

Our History

2019/20
October 31
Hamburg Championship
Team Newton is founded

Our oldest team member did not start as team Cardiem, together with some friends he founded the team Newton. We could not reach the podium, but it was a very worthy experience and influenced our team a lot. Furthermore, we made some important contacts with other teams and sponsors that do still support our team.

2020/21
February 2
Hamburg Championchip
Cardiem enters the stagte

It is 2020. Team Newton does not exist anymore. Therefore, team Cardiem is founded. Back then Team Cardiem was a small team, thus, we were strongly limited in manpower. Still, we could accomplish a place on the podium. But, only first and second place were sent to the German championship; we missed it by one place!

February 2
Hamburg Championchip
G-Falc as an opponent

A good contest is marked by worthy opponents. G-Falc was a strong opponent, they achieved fourth place and were just one behind team Cardiem. Still, they had the second fastest car at the competition and were much faster than Cardiem was then - what team Cardiem and team G-Falc could reach as one team? 

2021/22
January 31
Hamburg Championship
Cardiem's first win

In our second season (2020/21) we were able to accomplish third place in the Hamburg championship, but we wanted more, we wanted the German championship and even the world finals! Therefore, we tried it again - new strategy, new team, new goal. Together with team G-Falc and new members, we were able to fight ourselves to the very top: We got first place in the Hamburg championship, and we qualified our team for the German national finals!

March 30
German Championship
Cardiem is unstoppable

Even before we won the Hamburg championship, we knew we want to go to the world finals, therefore, we needed to become one of the first two teams. We worked all day to get the maximum out of our team. And we really get the maximum out of us, not only did we become German national winners, but we also won the knock-out races. We are going to the world finals in 2023 and there we will  represent Germany!

2022/23
No date yet
World finals
Our big goal

The moment at which we knew we were German national winners was the best moment in our lives. The rush of adrenaline was amazing. It was unbelievable, the feeling of reaching a goal we thought at first might be impossible to reach. But we did it. But what now? We are at the world finals. This was our goal all along, now we reached it. We needed a new goal. We already set our aim pretty high, therefore, we will do it again. We want to get the title of world champion. We want to become first place. And we will give everything we can to reach our goal.

The Vehicle

Hamburg Championship 2022

Our Hamburg championship vehicle had the name “Pistris” which is Latin for shark. It got its name due to the “Gilles” on the rear spoiler and due to the “Finn” at the vehicle’s front. As you can see, we were more focused on controlling the airflow than just minimising the aerodynamic resistance. We also tried two completely new things. First, we abolished the backbox behind the rear wheel. We did this to have more control over the mass and the centre of mass of our vehicle. Second, we implemented an impeller to our wheels and an air channel that forces the air to rotate our wheels faster. We called it the “Rotation Support Device” (RSD).

Whenever we had an idea we wrote it down in a shared document, so we never forget any of our ideas. Then, we used Solid Edge, a Computer Aided Design-software (CAD), to design a 3D-Model of our idea. Afterwards, we used Computational Fluid Dynamics-software to analyse the airflow of our vehicle. We compared different ideas and choose the best of them. 

We had many unusual ideas, which were never done before in an F1 in school car. Thus, we had to figure out how to implement these ideas into a final vehicle. Our production manager Christoph did a lot of research, due which we could figure out the best way to produce our car as precisely as possible and to give it a clean surface. Our entire chassis was 3D-printed in SLS. We used polyamide 12, which is one of the most solid materials available for SLS printing. And this was a good choice. At first, we thought that our “Gilles” might break, but they did not. In the end, we were able to build the faster car at the Hamburg championship. 

German Championship 2022

After having the fastest car at the Hamburg Championship we thought that we might have a car that we just have to change a little bit for the German championship. How little did we know? After comparing our time to these of other regional competitions in Germany it was very clear that we had still a lot to do. We did again research and find quickly our biggest mistakes. Firstly, the RSD. The idea was meant to fail. We made some major thinking mistakes. Our vehicle from the German championship had no RSD. The reason behind the idea of abolishing the backboxes was primarily for the reason of reducing the vehicle’s mass. But, our car from the Hamburg championship was actually even too light at first, thus we brought them back. Lastly, we changed our front spoiler. Our new spoiler did not need the “Finn” anymore and the new spoiler provided more control of the airflow. Due to our new front spoiler, our car also got a new name: “Sphyrnidae”. The Latin word for hammerhead shark.

Sometimes theory is not everything. We had to prove that our ideas would really make our car faster. Not only had we visual proof due to our virtual wind tunnels, but also due to physical prototype tests. We had over 500 test drives with more than five different prototypes. Especially, out front spoiler was the focus of our tests. But also physical phenomena like mass and centre of mass. With all this knowledge combined, we were able to get the second faster car at the national finals. Our car was 0.080 seconds faster than it was at the Hamburg championship before. In this competition, this is a lot. 

Knowing is not everything. We also need 

Our Sponsors

Medocino is our sponsor!

The Medocino Hamburg GmbH is a IT-company that focusses on electronic data processing. Every company needing more digital organisation should take a look at Medocino. Next to the domain, we also receive financial support!

Did we arouse your interest?

We hope that we have proven ourselves. It is not normal to give that much information about a car on a homepage. But we did it anyway due to two reasons. First, the regulations at the world finals are completely different. Thus, many things are not allowed anymore at all. Second, we want to prove to potential sponsors that we know what we are doing. That we are really interested in improving our vehicle and we really want to spark your interest in our team. If we were able to do so, we are happy if you contact us as soon as possible! Thanks.

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    Imprint

    Finn Zeumer, Design & PR
    Mail: finn.zeumer@cardiem.one
    Team Mail: team@cardiem.one

    A Team of the Johannes-Brahms-Grammar School
    Höhnkoppelort 24
    22179 Hamburg
    Tel.: (040) 4 28 86 29 0
    Mail: buero@johannes-brahms-gymnasium.de
    Website: johannes-brahms-gymnasium.hamburg.de