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 Ryan Hollis, Business Director Ashleigh Dawson, and Race Director Lachlan Naunton, 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 2020 managers below. The team falls under the leadership of our team Principal Andrew Wilkie, 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.
Our Team Principal, Claudia, weighs in on our successes in competition and adaptions for the future to ensure even greater results for 2019. “The business end of 2018 saw UOW Motorsport compete in the SAE Australasian competition in early December where we travelled down to Winton, Victoria, with 50 of our members and our 2018 … Continue reading 2019 – Claudia Takes the Wheel
Throughout the years, the University of Wollongong has been gifted with many outstanding students, in particular, those that make their way through UOW College. We are grateful to be partnered with the College again in 2018 and to be given the opportunity to access this pool of intelligence. They enable hundreds of students each and … Continue reading UOW College x UOW Motorsport
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