News

Timeline Photos

Anche noi appassionati di Formula SAE ci uniamo al dolore e al ricordo per la scomparsa avvenuta ieri del 3 volte Campione del Mondo di Formula1..

23 likes, 0 comments3 weeks ago

Timeline Photos

Sempre al lavoro! Completata anche la laminazione del telaio! #uniprracingteam

38 likes, 1 comments4 weeks ago

Timeline Photos

In questi giorni parteciperemo al Motor Valley Festival, tra le più grandi aziende del settore, ospiti del circuito di Varano che a breve ci..

23 likes, 0 comments4 weeks ago

Timeline Photos

Tra un test e l’altro abbiamo finito di assemblare gli stampi del telaio: perché chi ben comincia è a metà dell’opera! #uniprracingteam

36 likes, 0 comments1 month ago

Timeline Photos

In attesa degli impegni importanti scaldiamo i motori! Ieri siamo stati al Cremona Circuit per la selezione dei piloti, svolgere alcune prove..

21 likes, 0 comments1 month ago

What is the Formula SAE?

The Formula SAE, which in Italy is organized by the ATA (Auto Technical Association), is an event that has the intent to train and make knowledge to insiders technicians of tomorrow.
Students of engineering faculty from all over the world compete in the conception, design and construction of small single seater racing with motorcycle-derived engine. The SAE Regulation of the competition has been written with the specific intent to vacate the imagination of students in order to contribute to the development of new production and design techniques: the technical choices are left quite free, with the exception of the security parameters and the costs, that must be kept as low as possible. Throughout the year there are many events around the world: two dates in the US, one in Australia, one in UK, one in Germany, one in Brazil and the Italian date which is held every year at the Autodromo Riccardo Paletti in Varano de’Melegari (PR).

Join the TEAM

Classes of Participation

It’s possible to enter in the competition in three distinct classes, each with its own separate ranking.

  • Class 1: presentation of the project, participation in static and dynamic races with the car.

  • Class 2: presentation of the project and participation in static races with the car.

  • Class 3: Presentation of the project only.

Each competition is divided in three phases:
Technical inspection: in these races the cars remain stationary and evaluated according to the security parameters such as the pilot’s exit time from the driver’s or the maximum angle of inclination reached before tipping.

Static events: Design presentation is a technical discussion, in which the team illustrate the design and manufacturing choices with the judges. In the cost report presentation it’s discussed the document that contains the cost of every part of the car. In the business plan event There is an economic discussion in which the team must convince the hypothetical investors to focus on the project for a small-series production.

Dynamic races: involve the construction and the car’s physical presence in the circuit. The cars are evaluated in acceleration tests, braking, skid pad, speed over a single lap and the most important, the endurance race, where the cars compete on the circuit, with scores based on their reliability combined with the speed and fuel consumption. All the circuits are developed in the hosting racetrack with cones, that make them tortuous, with an average speed of about 50km/h.

Links:

Formula SAE Official Site

ATA – Associazione Tecnica dell’Automobile