The Formula Student is an international design competition where teams of students build a single-seated racecar every year to compete against other teams from all over the world. The competitions are split into dynamic and static events where the teams can collect 1000 points at all. In the dynamic events the function of the racecar is proven in acceleration, skid pad, autocross and endurance. In the static events the teams have to "sell" their racecar-concept to the jugdes. This includes an engineering design report, their calculated costs in the cost report and a presentation of the marketing and business concept in the business presentation.
This 'overall package' has to prove itself at the international Formula Student competitions versus other prototypes from worldwide over 500 universities. The Formula Student therefore is not classified as a 100% racing event but rather a design- and engineering competition where the overall score of design, cost, marketing, fuel efficiency and racing (as a test of the prototype) is determining. The Formula Student is an excellent way for cooperating corporations to get in contact with those dedicated pracitcally experienced students.
Generally, the Formula Student is divided into two seperate competitions named Formula Student Combustion and Formula Student Electric. Both competitions together form one Fomula Student event and they both are mainly following the same rules. The only difference between those is that teams competing in Formula Student Combustion build a combustion racecar and those competing at Formula Student Electric are building a racecar with an electric motor. Most teams are building one racecar per year to participate at Formula Student Electric or at Combustion but there are also large teams that are building one electic-racecar and one combustion-racecar.
More information on the different disciplines and the competing universities can be found on the official Formula Student Germany website (also an international site).
BRS Motorsport is the Formula Student team of UAS Bonn Rhine Sieg with about 60 students of all faculties, who are designing, developing and manufacturing a single-seated racecar every year following the rules of the Formula SAE. This includes the technical aspect as well as the organisational and the business-management aspect.
The team was founded in 2007 and has built 4 combustion-racecars and 4 electric-racecars so far. To this day our 2016 electric-car 'Carola' is our most successful car. With Carola we managed to get 1st place overall in FS ATA in Italy, 3rd place overall in FS Austria and 7th place in FS Germany. In Germany we got the special award for being the best car prepared for scrutineering.
You can get more information on our past achievements by clicking here: BRS Achievements
Due to the growing interest in eMobility and electric cars the team decided to change from Formula Student Combustion to Formula Student Electric in 2013. Therefore, the team has built their first electric-racecar in the 2014 season with which they attended the Formula Student Germany and Formula Student Italy. Though the teamsize is growing constantly since its founding in 2007, the team still is searching for dedicated students of all faculties that are interested in eMobility and motorsports.