EPFL Racing Team

Formula student

EPFL Racing Team

The team’s project is to participate in the Formula Student competition, a university engineering competition for which each team builds a single-seater racing car. This competition exists since the 1980s and this year would be EPFL’s third participation. The EPFL Racing Team has decided to compete in the electric category in order to develop fundamental skills for the automotive industry of tomorrow. They are also developing a driverless system to be added to the previous season’s vehicle.

The entire car is designed by students. There are more than 70 of them, distributed in different divisions to be able to present a reliable prototype for the summer competitions.

During the competitions, their vehicle and manufacturing process will be examined in a series of so-called “static” tests by industry professionals. Once these tests have been passed, they will be able to compete on the circuit against other cars in the so-called “dynamic” events. During these tests, the car’s handling will be tested, as well as acceleration and energy consumption.

Website: EPFL racing team


We have projects for students in numerous sections of the school, if interested please contact us:

CEO student: Alexandre Reis de Matos

EPFL Coordinator   : Samuel Cotture (Student Kreativity and Innovation Laboratory – SKIL)

Academic Responsible : Denis Gillet, Senior Scientist