We are a motivated team of international students in the Netherlands We come from 23 different countries all over the world. Several different university faculties are represented, from aerospace engineering to computer science. Despite our different origins and courses, we all share an interest in innovation, and of course, motorsport.
Our interdisciplinary group of young professionals designs, builds and races the cars that are featured on this site. An essential part of the group, our managers and department chiefs, coordinate the whole process from start to finish. The skills of each member compliment the team, all parts working harmoniously and efficiently during 8 months to assemble the perfect performance machine. Each year we recruit new members and prepare for the international Formula Student competitions.
Formula Student is among the world’s most prestigious and well established academic motorsport competitions, whose goal it is to produce highly skilled undergraduates with hands on expertise in engineering, organisational, and managerial roles through participation in an innovative year-long project. The event began as Formula SAE in the United States in 1980, and has since grown to involve over four hundred universities, with official events being held in 10 countries around the globe, and many more competitive gatherings at other locations throughout the season.
Formula SAE encompasses all aspects of car manufacturing, including research, construction, testing, developing, marketing, management, and fund raising. Student teams from all over the world design, build, and race a small-scale formula-style racing car. This presents the engineers with the chance to put theory into practice in a dynamic and competitive environment.
Formula Student consistently and systematically produces experienced, knowledgable, capable engineers who are ready to turn their skills and passion towards the engineering challenges of the future.
A single Formula Student competition takes place over several days at some of the most famous and renowned racing tracks around the world, including Silverstone in the UK, the Hockenheimring in Germany, and the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
The competition is divided into 2 categories: static events, which include the business presentation, costs analysis, and design evaluation and the dynamic events, which encompass the endurance race, the efficiency measurements, the autocross event, the acceleration test, and the skid pad. In total, a team can be awarded 1000 points if they place first in every individual event. Our record so far is an incredible 933 with an equally incredible DUT12, our first car to feature a 4WD system.
Throughout the year, our team aims to participate in 4 FSAE events. This year, our competition season will start at FS Netherlands, followed by FS Italy were we will compete with both teams. Afterwards our Driverless project will go all the way to Hungary for FS East and culminating together with the Electric project in the largest FS event in the world - Formula Student Germany!