Four years ago, when I was still in my senior high, I heard about something about FSAE from my senior colleagues. I have been crazy about motorsport since I was a child. So I could not wait to join in it from that moment.
However, in my first year in Tongji University, I somehow forgot about my racing dream. When my freshman year was about to end, I saw the propaganda of DIAN Racing by chance and the flame in my heart rekindled.
Sometimes we think it is just a coincidence, it is meant to be. As long as I have the desire in my heart, I will try to get close to it however crazy it might be.
Being in Frame & Body Group for two years, I cut steel pipe、weld the flame、sliced the spacer、took apart the car body、got familiar with CATIA and excelled in ANSYS(that’s may not true)、looked for sponsorship and so on. Now I just wanna be a brilliant driver.
The pressure of competition in Pilot Group is pretty hard. I was still unknown to fame this time last year, feeling sad and doubtful about myself. Thanks God, I got a chance to attend the last preliminary of ‘Racing Star’. Unfortunately, I Did Not Finish the race. Thanks God again, I got another chance to attend the Finale as a substitution, and competed with other 19 outstanding young drivers from all over my country. Though I finished only the 13th grid, I created the fastest lap of DIAN Racing. From then on, I became the key driver to be cultivated.
To be honest, I am ordinary with only a little talent in driving. As a word said, we are not superman, just sitting in the right car at the right time, who can beat all the competitors.
In FSEC last year, I felt the atmosphere of the competition for the very first time. Watching other excellent drivers’ performance, I couldn’t help feeling ashamed of my inferiority. At the award ceremony, my teammate said to me :”Keep working and you will be the one who stand on the podium next year.” Now Formula Student Japan is coming and my primary task is to keep calm, get familiar with our DRe16 and live up to everyone’s trust on me.
姓名 NAME：姜涛 Jiang·Cengdi·Tao
年级 GRADE：2013级 Sophomore
专业 MAJOR：软件工程 Software Engineering
特长 SPECIALITY：腰部以下 Below the waist