Corporate / 25/08/2016
Faurecia partners the 2016 Formula Student Germany competition
Students could compete in one of two categories: the “Combustion” class for vehicles driven by a combustion engine or in the “Electric” class for racing cars with an electric drive. All designs had to meet a number of technical and safety requirements. In addition to technical development, the teams had to draft a feasible business plan and a marketing plan for the small-series production of their vehicle. The concepts were then evaluated by experts from the automotive and motorsport industries.
As a sponsor, Faurecia was able to provide students with support and advice from its experts in exhaust systems.
“I am inspired by the students' creativity and professionalism,” said Lars Nilsson, Director New Technologies Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies in Augsburg, and judge at FSG 2016. “The quality of many racing cars is surprisingly high. I was particularly impressed at this event by the versatility of the ideas and their successful implementation.”
The winning team was picked based on their overall design, financial planning, sales pitch and track performance. This year, TUM's TUfast Racing Team, sponsored by Faurecia, was the most impressive entry both on and off the race track and came first in the “Combustion” category.
The 2016 Formula Student Germany (FSG) competition at the Hockenheim track hosted more than 2,000 junior engineers from around the world, 114 teams, 75 combustion engine cars, 40 electric cars and a number of “driverless” concepts.
A strategic event for young engineers and potential employees to meet
“For us, the event was a complete success,” said Martin Stüttem, VP FECT Europe Division. “This is one of the best opportunities we have to meet many talented young engineers and potential employees in one place and, at the same time, to enhance our company's image.”
“By taking part in the competition, the engineering students gain general experience in teamwork and project management. More specifically, they learn about design, production and the financial aspects of car manufacturing and thus improve their technical skills. This is exactly the type of talent that we want to attract,” said Frank Oppenländer, HR Director FECT North Europe.
Find out more in FSG Magazine 2016: https://www.formulastudent.de/uploads/media/FSG2016_magazine_v20150714_LQ.pdf
Take a look here at the highlights and summaries of the individual event days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLtuNXpGOPQ_ZIm-Nr5ErjAOTuURCxg48i&v=4iA-PpTmjuY
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