Drivers' World Championship Winners

In 2017, the grand final had to be abandoned mid-race as rain hammered down on the track in east London. With the wet weather making it unsafe to finish the race, a US high-school team from the Saint Thomas Academy in Minnesota was declared the winner because they had the fastest qualifying time.

The 2018 winner will be announced on Sunday, July 8 after the grand final takes place again in London, UK.

The 2017 Podium

First place: Saint Thomas Academy, USA

Second place: Polytech Nantes, France

Third place: Alden-Conger High School, USA

Location

In 2018, the Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship events take place on:

  • March 11 - Drivers’ World Championship Asia in Singapore, SG.
  • April 22 - Drivers’ World Championship Americas in Sonoma, California, USA.
  • July 8 - Drivers’ World Championship Europe and Grand Final in London, United Kingdom.

How does it work?

A regional Drivers’ World Championship race takes place at Shell Eco-marathon Asia, Shell Eco-marathon Americas, and Shell Eco-marathon Europe. The top three winning teams from Asia and Americas travel to Shell Eco-marathon Europe to compete in the Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship Grand Final.

  • UrbanConcept teams compete to achieve the best energy-efficient result in the Shell Eco-marathon mileage challenge.
  • The top three most energy-efficient UrbanConcept teams from each energy category (Internal Combustion Engine, Battery-Electric, Hydrogen) are chosen to compete in the DWC regional event, making nine teams total. 
  • The three winners from the DWC regional events at Shell Eco-marathon Asia, Shell Eco-marathon Americas, and Shell Eco-marathon Europe will compete in the Drivers’ World Championship Grand Final. The first vehicle to cross the finish line wins.
  • All eligible teams must pass an additional Technical Inspection.
  • All visiting teams (i.e. winners from the DWC regional events) must also complete at least two valid runs at Shell Eco-marathon Europe to set their energy benchmark.
  • Live on-board energy measurement.
  • This is a handicapped race: Energy amounts available depend on team performance in the Shell Eco-marathon mileage challenge.
  • Speed limit: 40km/h maximum.

What are the rules?

The Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship follows the dedicated Chapter III Rules in addition to Chapter I & II Rules.

Download: Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship 2018 Rules - Chapter III

If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail at shell-eco.marathon@shell.com.

 

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