Shell Main Sponsor of Hydrogen Racing Team Forze
Delft / The Hague – 3 March 2021; Shell commits as main sponsor to Forze, the hydrogen racing team of students from Delft University of Technology. This team of bright minds is building the fastest race car on hydrogen. With this sponsorship, that started at the beginning of 2021, a next step will be taken in the development of racing on hydrogen. It helps to further develop sustainable mobility in a broad sense and will promote hydrogen as a fuel of the future.
Forze is a racing team of 25 full-time students and 35 part-time students. Together they work on the development of a race car on hydrogen. Forze has been around for 14 years, the team’s composition changes every year, and every race car they make is more innovative than its predecessor. With their car they don’t compete in student races, no they join official GT-races on world renowned tracks like Zandvoort and Assen. The team’s ultimate dream: competing in Le Mans.
The Forze IX
The students work collaboratively to continuously build better, faster and more advanced hydrogen-powered race cars. The current team is working on the Forze IX, their ninth race car already. A few features of the Forze IX:
- LMP3 class;
- maximum speed of 300 km per hour;
- Boost-power of 800 bhp;
- A unique kinetic energy recovery system;
- All-wheel drive;
- Two fuel cells.