OSU’s Global Formula Racing team finished their 2011 season in Europe, competing in Austria and Germany. The Formula SAE team is a student organization mainly comprised of students in the College of Engineering.
After winning the FSAE Championship in Michigan, the team and their European collegiate partners, Duale Hochschule Baden Wurttemberg Ravensburg of Germany, competed in both US and European competitions.
The Global Formula Racing competition in Germany is considered to be the most competitive of the Formula SAE student series. Cars in these events are judged on fuel efficiency, endurance, project management planning, design, and other areas. Students on the team get experience and learn skills such as aerodynamics, chassis construction, mechanical engineering, fund raising, and project management.
This is the third consecutive year that the Global Racing Team has won the Austrian competition, and the second consecutive year the team has won a national championship.
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