Day one brought a long day but we arrived in Detroit at the Cobo Center for the Shell Ecomarathon late in the afternoon.
After unloading the 3 vehicles from the trailer to the team’s paddock we headed to dinner. After dinner, the students were required to watch a Shell safety video. Everyone gathered back at the team paddock for a quick team picture & a meeting. Minutes after the meeting, everyone went to their task to complete what was needed. Saturday morning was going to come quickly and the 3 vehicles needed to be ready to pass all 10 Shell inspections before the vehicles can get out on the track for testing. There are only limited times throughout the day on Friday that the vehicles will be permitted to be on the track for testing.