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Formula Student Germany

Who Can Build The Best Racing Car? At the student competition called "Formula Student Germany", the car manufacturers of tomorrow compete against each other in various disciplines at the Hockenheimring. The challenge: to develop and construct your own race car.

University knowledge takes a road test on the race track

International flair, more than 100 race cars, and competition at a feverish pace: That is the Formula Student Germany, a competition where student teams from around the world compete against each other in various disciplines with their self-constructed race cars. Competition of the car manufacturers of tomorrow: At the "Formula Student Germany", teams of university students from around the world compete against each other with race cars that they have designed and constructed by themselves. The students have one year to prepare for the event: The race cars are designed and constructed by interdisciplinary teams, in which students of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, information technology, and even German studies work hand in hand. The cooperative effort does not only require technical knowledge and design know-how, students also need excellent skills in organization, project management, and cost calculation. Their efforts are rewarded with the participation in a five-day competition at the Hockenheimring, where they can present their car to an expert jury at this famous race track. In addition to the competitions on the race track, the assessment will include the business plan, cost calculation, and marketing strategy. (

ZF supports the following teams:
HS Amberg-Weiden Running Snail Racing Team
Universität Bayreuth Elefant Racing
HS Osnabrück Ignition Racing Team
FHWT Vechta/Diepholz Deefholt Dynamics
DHBW Friedrichshafen Global Formula Racing Team DE
Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten Formula Student Team Weingarten
Universität Stuttgart Greenteam Stuttgart
KIT Karlsruhe Ka.Race.Ing
TU München TUFast
RWTH Aachen EcurieAix
University of Michigan (US) M Racing
Tongji University (CN) DIAN Racing
Jiaotong University – SJTU Racing Team
TU Brno – TU Brno Racing
UWB in Pilsen – Racing Team Pilsen
Purdue University - Purdue FSAE
Michigan State University - Formula Racing Team
Universität Bremen - Bremergery
Loughborough University
University Padua - Race UP Team
University of Liberec - Student Formula Liberec
Czech Technical University in Prague - eForce FEE Prague
Politechnika Slaska Gliwice
TU Bratislava - STUBA Green Team
TU Belgrad - Electric Arrow Belgrad
University of Toledo - Rocket Motorsport
University of Michigan - Dearborn - UMD Racing
Facens (Brasil)
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology - PWR Racing

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