The concept of Formula SAE
Formula S – Student – is an international engineering design competition where teams representing several universities are challenged to design, fabricate, develop, and compete with a formula type race car.
The prototype must be rule complaint and is judged in two types of events: Dynamic (Skidpad, autocross, acceleration, and endurance) and static events (Business plan presentation, cost and manufacturing, and engineering design).
The competition is split into 3 classes: Internal combustion engine, electric, and finally driverless.
Formula S encompasses all aspects of a business including research, design, manufacturing, testing, developing, marketing, management, and fundraising. Therefore, to ensure the success of the project, the team must consist of members from different disciplines working together in harmony.
The project is 100% run by students of Metropolia UAS and other universities in the Helsinki area. The team consists of members from different fields, all working in an international setting as part of 8 main subsystems: frame, suspension and steering, aerodynamics, composites, brakes, drivetrain and cooling, electrics, and media and marketing.