Day 1 at Adelaide proved quite a challenge with the heat making things quite unpleasant. Teams are required to stay in a special area away from parents and teachers to ensure they are working without assistance.
The first part of the day was taken up with scrutineering of cars by a team of judges. This is quite a lengthy process and requires lots of patience from spectators and participants. Teams also have to undergo and interview process to ensure they can explain how they have constructed their cars.
The racing got underway quite late due to this process taking a little longer than usual. The Time Trials were then cut short due to shadowing from surrounding buildings.