Thursday, October 25, 2007

Solar car race

Taking my fieldie to the airport this morning, we passed several cars racing in the World Solar Challenge. They were going slowly enough that they held up traffic- not surprising at 8:30 in the morning. Looking at the vehicles, we both thought the same thing- those cockpits must get HOT in the middle of the day. I doubt they have much in the way of air con. It turns out that the WSC has a blog. They might have pictures too- since I was behind the wheel, it wasn't practical for me to snap any.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Air conditioning will not be a priority, so some drivers will experience temperatures up to 50 degrees Celsius in their cockpits."

That's what ABC News said - no idea whether it's realistic or not - 50 degrees is pretty warm!