The Formula SAE Intercollegiate Design Series, hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers, is an engineering competition constructed around the exciting subject of motorsport. Every year, 12 competitions are held across four continents with over 550 teams. Teams design and build their cars from the ground up to compete in a variety of events that evaluate engineering design, cost, efficiency, marketing plan, and finally vehicle performance on track. Competitors are judged by industry professionals, including engineers from Tesla, Ford, Honda, Bosch, and more.
The Formula UBC Racing team competes annually at Formula SAE Michigan, North America’s largest and most competitive event in the series. Last year, UBC placed 38th out of 120 teams from around the world, and 6th out of the 17 Canadian teams in attendance. This year the team aims to break into the top 20 overall and top 3 among Canadian teams. Formula UBC plans to build on last year’s accomplishments by designing a faster, lighter, and more reliable car for this year’s competition.