"Formula SAE is the premiere student design competition in the world"
-Dr. Bob Woods
Formula SAE and Formula Student are international collegiate competitions where interdisciplinary teams of students design and build single-seater, formula style race cars and compete against their peers in an engineering competition and on track races.
Formula SAE was founded in 1981 by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) with the first competition in Austin, Texas. Since then, the series has expanded to include over 20 worldwide events. The two main North American competitions are FSAE Michigan and FSAE California, with both events managed by SAE International. Formula Student competitions are also held throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, India, and South America.