The Formula Student
is an international product development competition aimed for the students
of engineering and automotive technology. The idea was born in the United
States, where university teams have been competing with each other for nearly
three decades in the Formula SAE series. During the last decade , Formula
Student / SAE has gained a lot of popularity all over the world. Competitions
have been held in Europe since 1998, but Formula SAE has gained a foothold also
in Japan, Australia and Brazil.
The main objectives of the Formula Student competition are to design, build and present a single seat formula car prototype for an amateur weekend racer. During the competition the student built car has to prove its benefits in acceleration, skidpad and endurance race. The participation in Formula Student project offers the multifarious product development and economical analyses experience.
The idea of Formula Student was first introduced in Estonia in the beginning of 2005, Tallinn University of Technology (Tallinna Tehnikaülikool - TTÜ) and Tallinn College of Engineering (Tallinna Tehnikakõrgkool - TTK) created their joint Formula Student team 18 months later: in the autumn of 2006...