The Formula SAE competition is an international event hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers, (SAE). The competition requires the next generation of engineering professionals to design and build an open wheel, formula-style race car.
The culmination of the project occurs when each team takes their car to the regional event, where teams are pitted against other local and international teams in a series of both static and dynamic events, including design, cost, acceleration, one lap sprints and endurance events on an auto-cross style track.
Worldwide there are 8 competitions held each year, one for south-east Asia, held in Melbourne, Australia as well as events held in Japan, Europe, Brazil and the United States. The Australasian competition has been running since 2000 and attracts approximately 30 teams. FSAE is an amazing opportunity for university students to obtain first-hand experience in project management, teamwork, critical decision making, budget management, application of complex real engineering techniques, and hands-on manufacturing of a high-performance racing car. The project is managed and run entirely by students, and is not possible without the support of our sponsors.
Our team is divided in three into a Technical, Business, and Race Division, in order to facilitate the timeline of our year-long campaign. Within each division, lead by Tech Director Benjamin Filippi, Business Director Anthony Dawson, and Race Director Steven Adams, exists systems specific to key areas within the team that are required in order to function. You can see a full list of our current 2018 managers below. The team falls under the leadership of our team Principal Eduardo Pantoja, who manages our campaign and liaise amongst divisions to ensure harmony and success for the team’s valiant efforts. The project itself would not be possible without our close-knit group of hardworking students; willing to sacrifice their time to contribute and extend their skillset and professional competencies.
Now on the blog, hear from our 2018 Business Director Anthony Dawson on the progress of the division this year; “Within the past year, we have seen a great degree of growth and optimization in the Business Division and the UOW Motorsport Team. For the future, we plan to maintain…
One of our biggest nights of the year, Campaign Launch was a roaring success for the team. With a turnout of around fifty members, managers, recruits and sponsors in attendance, we are beyond happy with our success. Here you can find some photographs of the night, and some quick thoughts from our extremely talented events … Continue reading Campaign Launch Night 2018
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