Now in its 21st year, Formula SAE-A is a motorsport competition where university students design, build and compete in their very own Formula-style open-wheeled racing car. Each December, thousands of students, volunteers and spectators get to experience 30+ university teams pitting their machines head-to-head in this educational program.
Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty around future public events here in Australia, the FSAE-A Organising Committee, made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the Formula SAE-A 2020 competition as the dynamic events were not viable.
However, recognising the importance in continuing the fundamental educational and learning aspects which are integral to the competition, the Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia are pleased to announce we will be running our Static Event series online in 2020.
The online Static Events will enable many university teams and students to compete in 2020, in an affordable and safe environment; and have been developed to support student endeavours and better prepare them for 2021, when we are hopeful of returning to Winton racetrack and again hosting our annual dynamic event.
The Formula SAE-A 2020 Event will run over five days, Monday 14th – Friday 18th December. Included will be the three normal Static Events; Design, Cost and Business Presentation, which will be held online over Monday – Wednesday. The Thursday and Friday have been set aside to run on-site Technical Inspections and on-line Design critique via video conference for teams wishing to participate.
Full details about the event are in the event handbook here. Please note that this handbook is still being finalised with some of the finer details still to be updated.