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Diary Day 5: Sun and disappointment

Today Australia greeted us with a clear sky in the morning. For the first time since the first day of the race, we had an expectation of sun all day long and we could show what our Huawei Sonnenwagen is capable of. We had to...

Diary: Day 4 – stormy weather and emotions

4:30 in the morning. People yelling on the camp ground. It's cooler than usual. It had rained the night before, but something was wrong. Yelling again. Sleepy people in their underwear crawl out of their tents and try to get a picture. "Help me with...

Diary: Day 3 – Changing Weather

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqZ9n-7qnPE Finally, the sun is shining again! The third day began with a clear sky for us and we were finally able to recharge our battery while driving. Due to our position of surrounding clouds and the clear sky above us we had up to 1100...

Diary: Day 2 or breakdowns over breakdowns

Last night's bad news: The car only used 70 watts in the evening hours, a fraction of the expected power. This also explained the low battery level, which we didn't expect at our speed at the end of the first day. The solution was only...

Diary: Race day 1

Dear fans, friends and family, our Huawei Sonnenwagen has finally started the race! During a festive ceremony, all solar race cars were lined up in the government district of Darwin according to their starting position. After our great success during qualifying yesterday, we started from position...

The first scrutineering

Hello dear fans, friends and family, what a week! This one was all about the scrutineering and qualifying processes, the tests that determine our admission and starting position for the race. We have worked so long for this moment, our great adventure in Australia, and we...