In mid-May, 600 students transformed the Exhibition Centre in Friedrichshafen into a race track: At ZF Race Camp 2018, 26 teams from Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Italy and Switzerland had the chance to work on the predominantly electric or driverless bolides and examine them thoroughly.
Aside from technical knowledge and extensive construction skills, students were also evaluated on self-organization, project management and cost-calculation. By encouraging students to communicate together, appreciate teamwork and think outside the box, the Formula Student's pit lanes were home to soon-to-be business economists and communication liaisons. The team members were able to prove their teamwork through the design and construction of a Rube Goldberg machine. For the first time in ZF Race Camp history, this task had to be mastered. Team members were able to work together to create a series of actions that work cohesively to create a successful domino effect. This unique experience was a great ending to the 2018 ZF Race Camp.