Richard Hopkins, former Head of Operations for the world champion Red Bull Racing Formula One Team, has joined UNSW Engineering as an industry mentor to the student-led Sunswift solar car and Redback SAE racing teams.
A graduate who started a charity walk for brain cancer research and the former leader of UNSW’s world record-breaking solar car racing team have been named on a triple j list of Australia’s hottest young talent.
Sunswift eVe, the Australian two-seater sports coupé built and run by UNSW Engineering students, ended the World Solar Challenge race in fourth place after traversing 3,022 km entirely powered by the sun.
The Sunswift student racing team behind the world's fastest solar car celebrates its 20th anniversary this week. Wilson da Silva plots the story behind five cars, three world records and more than 35,000 kilometres of phenomenal success.