Human Power Team
The Human Power Team Delft & Amsterdam is a student team consisting of students from the TU Delft and the VU Amsterdam. It was founded in 2010 with the objective to break the world speed record for human powered vehicles. They have since tried to push the boundaries of the human potential. They do this by building an aerodynamic vehicle, called the VeloX. In order to become the fastest in the world the team needs to find the newest innovative techniques. The students following the track movement sciences at the VU Amsterdam make sure we select the best athletes and train them themselves. This way they will get our athletes ready for the World Human powered Speed Challenge.
Over the last couple of years the team has managed to achieve great results. In 2017 and 2018 the team became world champion. On top of that, in 2017 the team set the Dutch record for women in a human powered vehicle at 121,5 km/h. Moreover, in 2013 the team managed to not only win but also establish the world speed record.
During the World Human Powered Speed Challenge 2019 in Battle Mountain in Nevada, United States of America, the current team, team 9, is going to attack the world speed record for women. This competition can be compared to the Formula 1 race for the cycling world. The sprintspeed will be measured during the last 200m after having driven over an 8 km long, flat, straight road.
By participating in the WHPSC the team tries to achieve a couple of goals. In particular the team wants to fascinate people about the human potential. Additionally the team wants to convince them about a sustainable future and inspire the youth in the technical field.
From the end of the second quarter and the start of the third quarter the team will start looking for new members to form team 10. Keep an eye on the Facebook page of the Human Power Team for more information or send us an email through firstname.lastname@example.org.