Formula Student Spain

The fifth edition of Formula Student Spain, the biggest international university motorsport competition, will be held this Thursday the 28th until Sunday the 31st of August at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit.

A total of 32 students from the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (ETSEIB) at Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) have been working since September 2013 on the single-seat racing car that will enter the competition. Over the last year they have taken the lead in a multitude of initiatives required for the vehicle’s preparation. As professor Francesc Roure, academic director of Formula Student at UPC, explains: “The students start off with a blank sheet of paper and not only do they have to cover the technical aspects, they also need to develop a business plan and look for funding to carry it out. The exercise consists of designing a prototype that can then be built and also demonstrating that it functions during the race”.