Formula Student

Formula Student (FS) is Europe’s most established educational engineering competition. The competition aims to develop enterprising and innovative young engineers and encourage more young people to take up a career in engineering. They do this by asking students to design, build, test and race with single seat race-cars. It is a kite-mark for real-world engineering experience, combining practical engineering experience with soft skills including business planning and project management. They introduced an autonomous competition in 2018 which means that students can not only create an IC or EV powertrain single seat race-car, but they can also take part in creating an autonomous race-car.

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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!

The Competition

Teams are tasked with producing a prototype for a single-seat race car for autocross or sprint racing, and present it to a hypothetical manufacturing firm. The car must be low in cost, easy to maintain, and reliable, with high performance in terms of its acceleration, braking, and handling qualities. During the competition, teams must demonstrate the logic behind the proposal and must be able to demonstrate that it can support a viable business model for both parties. The competition has two types of events: static and dynamic. Dynamics are worth 600 points and statics are worth 400 points in total.

Dynamic Events

Dynamic events are events based around driving the car and checking its performance. They include the following:

  • Skidpad (75 points)
  • Acceleration (75 points)
  • Autocross/Sprint (100 points)
  • Efficiency (100 points)
  • Endurance (250 points)

Static Events

Static events are meant to examine our ability to make a sound argument for our design, justify our decisions and give us experience in the real world engineering. They include:

  • Business Plan Presentation (120 points)
  • Cost and Manufacturing (120 points)
  • Engineering Design (160 points)

Statics Team

Due to the high contribution of the static events, we have a statics team. This team will be in charge of creating material for our static events. The design report will give you experience of how to write reports for a real engineering project, the cost & manufacturing will allow you to understand the financial aspects of a project and how to value the work that’s been done. The business plan presentation is a chance for you to pitch to investors about a car manufacturing start-up. This includes doing the market research, coming up with a business plan and a cash flow model for your business. If you want to get your entrepreneurial juices running, this team is for you.