The Formula Student class 1 competition allows students to develop and manufacture a race car with an emphasis on performance and design. EUFS seeks to build on their solid platform of competition experience to develop lighter, faster, and more responsive cars yearly, while continuing to improve on our impressive statics event performance. The team also seeks to develop new technology, and runs a variety of feasibility studies for exciting future projects.

The team

EUFS class 1 was first founded in 2014 by a number of hard-working alumni students, many of whom are still involved with team development today. The class 1 team has learned an incredible amount since conception, and the resourcefulness of our students is our key selling point. We have a place for a broad range of engineering skills, from design and simulation to manufacture and testing to suit all students. EUFS also prides itself on our ability to forge new friendships and provide an exciting and friendly environment to develop our passion for race-cars.

Sponsor

We are interested in connecting our bright members with industry. If you would like to sponsor us via financial aids or equipment/materials in-kind, please head to the Sponsor Us page!

Join us

If you would like to be part of EUFS you can read more about our subteams and projects below and then you have to head to the Join Us page where you can apply for the team. We are looking forward to having you!

Powertrain

This sub-team is the heart of our performance, as it improves our internal combustion main engine systems (intake, fuel, cooling, lubrication and exhaust) for more peak torque and power. This team also develops the drive-train by minimising power losses from the engine to the driven wheels.
Potential projects:
– Exhaust manufacture and integration
– Radiator selection and coolant plumbing
– Differential testing
– Engine tuning
– Oil sump development
– Air intake design and manufacture

Suspension

This sub-team has a focus on connecting the wheels to the chassis in an efficiently packaged system. This team has scope for huge performance benefits, as changes to wheel geometry and spring/damper settings can significantly improve the grip, handling, and response of the car.
Potential projects:
– MATLAB Kinematic analysis
– Wheel assembly component design
– Lap-time simulator development
– Development of carbon-fibre wishbones

Chassis

This sub-team is responsible for designing and manufacturing the main structural welded space-frame for the car , while also connecting the suspension and engine pick-up points in a sensible fashion. The main goal for this team is to create a stiff yet light structure while adhering to the Formula Student rules.
Potential projects:
– Chassis jig development
– Finite Element Analysis simulations
– Design of an energy-absorbing impact attenuator
– Torsional stiffness testing

Bodywork

This sub-team seeks to develop light and aesthetic bodywork for our car using complex mould geometry while manufacturing many of our parts from carbon-fibre. There is also scope for feasibility studies into the development of aerodynamic devices, with the potential for prototypes to be created.
Potential projects:
– Carbon fibre bodywork manufacture
– Device flow simulations
– Side-pod development to assist cooling
– Wing prototype development

Electronics

This sub-team provides the power required for all the systems in the car to function correctly. This team also develops our performance by changing parameters on the ECU, and works closely with the drive-train team to tune the engine for a suitable peak torque and power. Furthermore, there is scope to develop a variety of sensors to validate performance numerically.
Potential projects:
– Wiring loom development
– Solenoid shifter integration
– Wireless telemetry monitoring
– In-wheel speed sensors

Testing

This new and exciting sub-team provides scope for members to physically test the race car upon completion prior to the competition. There is scope for this team to run data analysis from sessions, and feedback on how changing parameters such as wheel geometry, steering response, and drivetrain settings can make a difference to on-track performance.
Potential projects:
– Design of experiments
– Suspension tuning and adjustment
– Testing data analysis
– Race-car set up procedure