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Formula Student Germany

For the ninth time in a row, Schaeffler promotes the Formula Student Germany 2022 as one of the main sponsors. Schaeffler supports tenof the over 100 student teams financially, but also technical know-how and own products help the students to construct their own racing car.

The Formula Student is an ideal platform to test the acquired engineering knowledge in practice and in competition and at the same time to develop a comprehensive understanding on many levels.This makes the participants to well liked candidates. As a sponsor, we are in close contact with the teams and support the students with regard to career topics within Schaeffler.

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From the 15th to the 21st of August 2022 the Formula Student Germany will take place at the Hockenheimring. Over 100 student teams of universities from all over the world compete highly motivated with their own racing cars.

The Challenge

Formula Student Germany is an international design competition, for which technically oriented students accept the challenge to develop a single-seat formula race car, design it, and ultimately build it. For five days the international student teams then compete with the vehicles they constructed.

Formula Student Electric & Formula Student Driverless

These subordinates of the Formula Student promote the development and construction of electric and driverless vehicles within the Formula Student-Competition. The Schaeffler Group has been supporting the Formula Student Germany teams since 2006, Formula Student Electric teams since 2010 and teams building a driverless car since 2017.

We wish all Schaeffler Group teams a successful racing season!

Dart-Racing, Technical University of Darmstadt

"The collaboration with a company should actively enable us to move forward and open up possibilities we wouldn’t have without that sponsor. […] But the most important aspect is that a partner can support us in meaningful ways and is willing to be inspired by unusual ideas as well. […] Each season, we pursue the aim of delivering the best possible results anew: sophisticated components of top quality.“

Nico Schwarz, Dart-Racing TU Darmstadt

Ecurie Aix, RWTH Aachen University

“The vehicle has to hold up to numerous loading conditions, but its weight has to be kept as low as possible. […]Obviously, the car should be light, but we make no compromises in terms of reliability. The quality of our components is more important to us than saving a few grams of weight. With a solid vehicle, we also expect solid results. Our aim is to consistently finish all events this season in the top ten.”

Thilo Heins,Ecurie Aix, RWTH Aachen

Green Voltage Racing, Technical University of Clausthal

“For me, a race car has to look sporty and dynamic, as well as unusual and artistic. […] Because we participated in the Schaeffler Design Competition, green and yellow were the primary colors used. […] Obviously, we’d like to stand out with creative graphics and show that we’re aiming to become better and better. But motivating others to join in is particularly important to us. We’re not a closed community and need many creative minds!”

Finn Quillfeldt, Green Voltage Racing, TU Clausthal

High-Octane Motorsports, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

"It was clear for those of us who are responsible for the business plan that we wanted to get something new and unusual off the ground. We simulate the development of specialized boarding schools that promote young race drivers and race engineers and train them based on our race car. That’s how we’d like to stand out from the crowd and leave a lasting impression with the jury.”

Kathrin Krause, High-Octane Motorsports, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

High Speed Karlsruhe, Hochschule Karlsruhe – Technik und Wirtschaft, University of Apllied Sciences

“Obviously, our aim as a team is to extract the maximum from the competition and preferably finish on the top step of the podium. So, the pressure is particularly high on the driver at the crucial moment. When the race gets started – and the whole team feels this way – I need to shake off such thoughts, in keeping with the motto: as soon as the helmet’s on and the visor down, the mind’s shut off.”

Marco Giuliano, High Speed Karlsruhe, Hochschule Karlsruhe

KA-RaceIng, Karlsruhe Institut for Technology (KIT)

“We’re one team that builds two cars – this special feature takes center stage in our marketing activities. Aside from our engineering achievements, our PR primarily reflects passion: teamwork, friendship and joint experiences are at the top of our list. But no matter what message we send, we refrain from window.”

Inka Philipp, KA-RaceIng, Universität Karlsruhe

KARAT Racing, Technical University of Kaiserslautern

“We’re all students pursuing a common aim. We want our car to score as many points as possible and we want to continually improve, especially in the dynamic disciplines. At the Hockenheimring, we’d like to prove that even a small team from the Palatinate region can be competitive in Formula Student Germany!”

Jana Lampe, KARAT Racing, Universität Kaiserslautern

Mainfranken Racing, University for Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt

“Reliability is our team’s top priority in this respect. We want a car that runs reliably and is capable of mastering all disciplines. We focus our developments on this aim and prove that even smaller teams can build good race cars in the process.”

Julius Pollak, Mainfranken Racing, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt

Strohm & Söhne, Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm

“But what I need most in order to drive successfully is a team with a good atmosphere. The driver has a great responsibility and, at the end of the day, represents the work of the whole team. We want to have a good time together and we deal with each other on an equal footing.”

Andreas Marbus, Strohm & Söhne, Georg-Simon-Ohm Hochschule Nürnberg


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