Welcome to the home of Global Formula Racing! GFR is an international collaboration between the BA Racing Team from the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg-Ravensburg (DHBW-R), Germany, and the Beaver Racing Team from Oregon State University (OSU). This unique global venture promises to build upon the team’s past success and propel development into future seasons.
Global Formula Racing is the first global student collaboration of its kind in the history of both the US-based Formula SAE and EU-based Formula Student programs. The former BA Racing Team from the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg-Ravensburg (DHBW-R), Germany, and the Beaver Racing Team from Oregon State University (OSU) combined forces in 2010 to compete as a single entity. The two universities share physical and intellectual resources through the use of advanced communications technology to create a highly competitive vehicle worthy of international recognition.
Design, manufacturing, and testing occur simultaneously at both schools. The collaboratively developed GFR 2014 design will be used to manufacture a combustion car at the OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon, USA and a fully electric car at the DHBW-R campus in Friedrichshafen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The combustion car will compete in USA events, as well as Formula Student events across Europe. GFR's electric car will stay in Europe to participate in Formula Student competitions only.
GFR wins Formula SAE Michigan, Formula Student Germany, Austria and Spain in 2014!
Four overall 1st places for combustion car and one overall 3rd place for electric car in season 2014.
After four competitions at Michigan, Hockenheim, Spielberg and Barcelona GFR has achieved amazing results. See more about our results here.
All of us at GFR thank you for the support of our team. We cannot be as accomplished without the support from all of our sponsors, family, friends and fans. A special thanks is given to Oregon State University and DHBW Ravensburg for the continued support of our faculty and team members. Also a big thanks to Formula Student and all participating teams who made all competitions to a great event.
Global Formula Racing wins Formula Student Germany 2014 in Combustion Class.