About the Competition

The Purpose (Mission)

  • Formula SAE is a student competition where each year over 100 teams from universities around the world build a formula-style racecar to compete in both static and dynamic events at the annual Formula SAE world competition held in Michigan. The concept is to build an affordable race car geared towards the weekend auto-crosser where the static engineering innovations and dynamic racing capabilities are judged and ranked. Michigan Tech has a long history of top performing cars. Each year we push the racing envelope to develop cutting edge innovations that will create the future of racing!

These are the targets we want to meet

  • Top Ten Overall 
  • Complete All Events
  • Design Semi-Finalist 

Measurable Objectives:

  1. The car needs to be able to accelerate quickly and handle well for the novice and experienced drivers, while still being inexpensive.
  2. Formula SAE is judged by industry engineers on both dynamic and static events.
  3. Static events include design of the vehicle, cost, and a presentation to a potential investor that would mass-produce the vehicle.
  4. Dynamic events include an acceleration run of 75 meters; a skidpad event; an autocross event; and a twenty-four lap, two-driver endurance/fuel economy event.

Project Constraints

The rules governing the Formula SAE competition can be found at:
Michigan Tech Formula Racing,
Oct 1, 2010, 8:13 AM
Michigan Tech Formula Racing,
Sep 13, 2011, 5:35 PM
Michigan Tech Formula Racing,
Mar 26, 2013, 2:33 PM