Discover the different types of FSF events

The Formula Student competition takes place in two phases


A. STATIC EVENTS which illustrate the entire product lifecycle within a company:

  • DESIGN EVENT : Students must defend the design choices of their vehicle and their project management methods. This event focuses on the prototype development phase.
  • COST and MANUFACTURING EVENT : Students simulate the industrial production of their prototype and describe the costs and associated choices.
  • BUSINESS PLAN : Students devise a Business Model around their prototype and present it to fictitious investors.

To participate in the dynamic events, students must undergo technical inspection. This is not a separate event but an essential step without which teams cannot participate in the dynamic events. This technical inspection verifies the vehicle’s compliance and ensures participant safety.


  • ACCELERATION : The driver must drive the prototype on a 75-meter straight line to demonstrate the vehicle’s acceleration capability.
  • SKID PAD : The driver must navigate a circular course with an 18-meter diameter to evaluate the prototype’s cornering ability.
  • AUTO CROSS : The driver must navigate a 1km course filled with obstacles (chicanes, slaloms, hairpins) to evaluate the vehicle’s maneuverability and agility.
  • ENDURANCE : The prototype must complete a 22km race with a halfway driver change. This event assesses the vehicle’s reliability.
  • EFFICIENCY : Judges measure the vehicle’s fuel consumption during the Endurance event.