The competition puts our skills at working together to the test, when we must design and manufacture a car in less than 8 months.
Developing a fully functional car in only eight months, makes us experienced in getting the absolute maximum out of the time at hand.
The whole process of developing a race car gives us invaluable practical experience even before we complete our degrees.
To obtain good results, we learn to have a professional approach to everything we do.
Each vehicle is initially designed by paper and pencil. Eventually, these designed will be drawn and assembled into a 3D CAD program. This allows each team do many different calculations, tests, and analyses to ensure that the car will be within regulations and fully functioning.
Formula Student teams are required to build almost the whole vehicle by themselves. Some of these tasks can include welding the chassis or wiring the electronics. Outside help is only allowed, should it be some complicated machining processes.
The fully built and running vehicle is then taken to a Formula Student competition. Here, the car undergoes various stages of inspection. More-so, the vehicle is also presented to different panels of judges that check all of the design, cost, and engineering aspects that have been put into producing this vehicle.
After all teams and all cars have been presented, the top 3 teams will be rewarded. These teams have done a significant amount of work, in order to do well in both the business and engineering parts of the competition.