All-Girl Team from NUST Build Forumula Style Race Car for European Competition

An all-girl team from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) H-12 Campus, Islamabad will be competing for International Student Formula One Competition being held in the United Kingdom from July 11-15, 2018.

Team Auj – translating to epitome or climax – consists of 10 members from different departments including School of Art, Design and Architecture (SADA), NUST Business School (NBS), School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (SEECS) among others.

Having won a ticket to participate in the 30-team event being held in Silverstone this month, the team had started working on their formula style with an initial goal to deliver on the following specs:

  • 0-100 in 4.5 second acceleration time,
  • 90 bhp horsepower
  • carbon-fiber reinforced automation

However, the financial constraints due to lack of funds were the biggest hurdle faced by the team thereby making a few adjustments to the specifications to still be able to compete at the global event. Laila Khan, working in the Prime Minister’s office drew the then PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s attention towards this following which, the team was funded by PM office.

The team has finally built their dream formula car and is aiming to bag a top position at the event. They have unveiled their car, which was built from scratch by the girls, only recently.

The team led by Azka Athar comprises of Fatima Sohail, Wardah Jamal, Laiba Rodyna, Cybil Braganza, Sabah Zaman, Aatrah Rauf Shaikh, Zobia Noor, Syeda Al Aima Zahra and Harim Akhtar.

We really hope to have more people support women in Pakistan and also introduce our country to collaborative design. We want everyone, not only women, to not let a paper dictate what you can and cannot do.

The team, sponsored by Automark, Wild Wings, Autocom, Syed Flour Mills and Ricardo, will be presenting their 1-seater race car to a manufacturing firm at the event. They will be evaluated based on the car’s fuel economy, endurance, acceleration, design dynamics, skidpad and more.

With hundreds of young students participating in Europe’s educational engineering competition, the event promises to be a stepping stone for the uber-talented Pakistani girls. Here’s to hoping they do well at the event.

Those interested in funding the team can follow this link.

  • .wasting money and effort on things having no benefit to the society and world important problems

    • just wasting money by copy paste. pata KHAKK bhi nai… Alif Bay tak nai aati hogi inko combustion engine ki, valve bore torque etc kujjj v nai pata hona

  • Really shameful and pathetic work done by Naive students who just copied and pasted GrandPrix and Formula One (F1) of the sixties. They would just let the world to make fun of Pakistan with this so-called 90 Horsepower “GARBAGE”…..

    They just welded a frame alongwith kabaar ka loha welded together without strength/stress test.

    Fiberglass TUB made from uneven molded and blistered sheets. Really a pathetic approach.

    Believe me , these girls won’t have any beginner knowledge regarding the car mechanical functionality / aerodynamics / handling etc

    • Okay genius, how many international events have you won or even participated in?
      Its easy to criticize but hard to achieve something on your own. At least they are participating in a major event while representing Pakistan.
      People would know that Pakistan is not just about terrorism and war.
      Apki Ferrari dekhny ka ishtiaq ho raha hai ab ham sab ko.

    • Aww. Sundus is jealous. It’s OK Sundus. Maybe someday you’ll get to do something great too. Until then, apply burnol to the burned areas.

  • Really surprised to read the comments by those who have no clue. These students are the top 1% cream of Pakistan who got admission in highest merit degree programmes of NUST. And their teachers have PhD degrees from top universities of US and Europe.

    • But The person who has done graduation from such institution knows very well about mind level of engineering girls in such technical competitions.Believe me they are going to spoil the name of university as well as of Pakistan.

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