The Formula North 2017 event is a Canadian Formula Student automotive engineering student-design competition which will take place at the Barrie Molson Center, in Barrie, Ontario from June 1-4, 2017. The competition requires students to design, build and compete with a new open-cockpit, single seat F-1 style race car from scratch every year. Students are then challenged on their car’s design, overall cost and performance on track by various experts from the automotive and motorsports industry.
Formula North 2017 is hosted by Formula North Inc., an Ontario registered not-for-profit (1838767) that is dedicated towards promoting hands-on practical engineering experience to secondary and post-secondary institutions within Canada.
Barrie continues to be one of Canada’s fastest growing and dynamic cities. An expansive beach-lined waterfront overlooking Kempenfelt Bay, numerous restaurants and exciting nightlife only begin to cover what Barrie has to offer.
Barrie is located within an hour to the city of Toronto and is central to cottage-country. Experience the historic downtown, relax in one of the many beautiful parks and indulge in any of the exciting events and you’ll see what everyone else has been talking about!
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Why Barrie Molson Center?
Barrie Molson Center is located within the City of Barrie. The venue is known for hosting many autocross events throughout the year, and is surrounded by karting facilities. In addition. the BMC’s central location provides teams with the added benefit of lesser travel times between their hotel/hostel accommodation and the venue.
The Formula North competition will be held in the proposed parking lot of the BMC, and the lot features a smooth asphalt surface and a leveled terrain.