This year, Volkswagen is sponsoring teams from universities in Germany and the Netherlands: Bremergy Racing from the University of Bremen, DUT Racing Team from Delft University of Technology, Ecurie Aix from RWTH Aachen University, HorsePower Hanover from the University of Hanover (LUH), Lions Racing Team of Brunswick University of Technology and the e-gnitionTeam from Hamburg University.
A few weeks ago, Volkswagen invited the selected racing teams to a warm-up session at the Ehra-Lessien proving grounds. The program included a business plan workshop and some test laps with technical fine tuning on the racing cars. Some of the student teams already have their sights on the next event: Formula Student Spain is being held at the Circuit de Catalunya from August 20 to 25.
Formula Student Germany
Formula Student Germany (FSG) is a design competition for teams of students from around the world which is held at the Hockenheimring. The event is organized by the Formula Student Association, with the support of VDI, the Association of German Engineers. Almost 120 teams with a total of between 3,000 and 5,000 students take part in the competition. They must design and build their single-seater racing cars, which are prototypes fit for driving, entirely through their own efforts. There are three categories for cars with internal combustion engines, autonomous cars and electric cars. In addition, the teams must submit a business plan and a marketing concept for the production of a small series of their vehicles. The criteria considered by the jury include esthetics, the use of standard parts and ergonomics as well as braking and acceleration behavior.
You will find further information and brief reports on Formula Student Germany 2019 at the Hockheimring at www.formulastudent.de.