The concept behind Formula SAE is that a fictional manufacturing company
has contracted a student design team to develop a small Formula-style race car.
The prototype race car is to be evaluated for its potential as a production
item. The target marketing group for the race car is the non-professional
weekend autocross racer.
More than 500 teams design, manufacture and fund an open-wheeled prototype
racecar in order to compete among each other. Every team has to follow specific
technical and other restrictions in order to participate in the events.
Nevertheless, students have the ability to apply a wide range of designing
ideas and innovations. Therefore each vehicle is unique.
The overall package of construction, cost planning, sales strategy
and sales performance are crucial for rating.