the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) hosts the international Formula SAE competition where inter-collegiate teams from around the globe gather to showcase their engineering capabilities and execution.
How it Works
Each team is presented with the challenge of competing their cars against one another while also defending their design choices to a panel of judges to see which vehicle is superior in design.
All of these events are measured on a point based system. The team with the highest points wins the competition overall, with the 2nd and 3rd highest scoring teams as the runner ups.
Static events are presentations that test the team's ability to present their design and engineering logic to a panel of industry professionals.
Presentations are scrutinized to the highest degree, judging the design on engineering logic, ingenuity, and innovation.
Dynamic events are meant to test the cars overall design and capabilities in specific scenarios.
Each car competes for the fastest time by accelerating over a 75 meter straight track.
This event tests the vehicle's overall lateral acceleration and top speed when cornering.
This event tests the car's ability to handle various driving challenges in a road course environment in a single lap.
Using an autocross track configuration, this event tests the car's ability to handle the challenges of autocross over an extended period of time, measuring efficiency and durability.