Past - Present - Future 

Here you can find our recent results, current blogs and future plans.

 

Our Past Results

 

2016

cCar    FSAE Michigan (4th Place)

             FS Austria (2nd Place)

             FS Germany (24th Place)

eCar    FS Austria (5th Place)

             FS Germany (11th Place)

2015

cCar    FSAE Michigan (1st Place)

             FS Austria (1st Place)

             FS Germany (1st Place)

 

eCar    FS Austria (3rd Place)

             FS Germany (4th Place)

2014

cCar    FSAE Michigan (1st Place)

             FS Austria (1st Place)

             FS Germany (1st Place)

             FS Spain (1st Place)

 

eCar    FS Austria (3rd Place)

             FS Germany (16th Place)

2013

cCar    FSAE Michigan (25th Place)

             FS Austria (17th Place)

             FS Germany (1st Place)

 

eCar    FS Austria (6th Place)

             FS Germany (18th Place)

2012

cCar    FSAE Michigan (1st Place)

             FS Austria (1st Place)

             FS Germany (38th Place)

 

eCar    FS Austria (23th Place)

             FS Germany (10th Place)

2011

cCar    FSAE Michigan (1st Place)

             FS Austria (1st Place)

             FS Germany (1st Place)

             FSAE California (13th Place)

             FS UK (15th Place)

 

eCar    FS Austria (17th Place)

             FS Germany (3rd Place)

2010

cCar    FSAE Michigan (1st Place)

             FS Austria (1st Place)

             FS Germany (10th Place)

             FSAE California (9th Place)

             FS UK (16th Place)

             FS Italy (1st Place)

 

 

Our Blog

Interview: Sam Phelps

Interview: Sam Phelps

21. December 2016

Picture: Sam (middle) was part of the cCar team at FSG 2016.     Inside GFR Every once in a while, we like to talk to our members in order to give you more insights into the GFRlife. This time, we talked to Samuel Phelps, OSU student and GFR member since 2015.   Hi Sam! … Read More

#1 at EDAG Integration Excellence Award

#1 at EDAG Integration Excellence Award

5. December 2016

    This November the EDAG group once again offered the opportunity for Formula Student teams to apply for the Integration Excellence Award. EDAG especially sets their focus on the best possible integration of new innovations and solutions into a Formula Student racecar. We applied this season with the development of a universal aerodynamic concept … Read More

Teambuilding Hut in Austria

Teambuilding Hut in Austria

30. October 2016

New people, new impressions – the new season of the GFR-Teams starts for all our new and old team members with the annual Teambuilding-Hütte in Austria. With a presentation and a attaching film we utilized Friday evening to get in the right mood for the new season. With games the spell between new and old … Read More

Formula Student Germany 2016 – Hockenheim

Formula Student Germany 2016 – Hockenheim

14. August 2016

Tuesday After a long journey at around 2pm, all cars made it safe to Hockenheim. With the help of our friends from Rennteam Stuttgart and a few early arrivers from our team, we were able to secure a good spot at the camp ground. Cheers Rennteam! Directly after arrival, the registration and scrutineering numbers were … Read More

Formula Student Austria 2016 – Spielberg

Formula Student Austria 2016 – Spielberg

4. August 2016

Sunday Greetings from Austria! At around 4:30 in the afternoon we found ourselves marveling at the mountainous panorama of the Austrian region of Styria. Following a long drive from Friedrichshafen we reached our goal, the Red Bull Ring. About 40 members made the trip, making GFR one of the biggest teams at Formula Student Austria … Read More

Rollout GFR16e

Rollout GFR16e

18. July 2016

From dedication by our team management the event was planned weeks in advance. From invites with location, the program, and the party organization- nothing was omitted. Even the technical part of the team was required – there were many stressful moments ensuring the car was ready on the 9th. Working around the clock we never … Read More

Interview: FSAE Michigan

Interview: FSAE Michigan

18. July 2016

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Ryan and I’ve been on GFR since the fall of 2011. I showed up to a welcome evening as a sophomore and introduced myself to some of the team. From there on I started showing up to every test day, helping the team … Read More

ZF RaceCamp

ZF RaceCamp

8. July 2016

Over the course of three days total, June 15th through the 17th, we had the pleasure of attending the ZF Racecamp at the exhibition centre in Friedrichshafen.With a total of 21 international teams, this was highly anticipated as the eCar’s first event and the first opportunity for us to practice our static events. Although the … Read More

FSAE Michigan

FSAE Michigan

2. June 2016

The cCar team set out on the road for Michigan International Speedway, 39 hours and roughly 2,400 miles from Corvallis, Oregon to Brooklyn, Michigan. We were one of 120 teams here to compete for the overall prize, all of these schools aiming to score 1,000 points throughout the week. GFR has taken first place 6 … Read More

GFR at Bauma

GFR at Bauma

8. April 2016

From the 11th to the 17th of April we will represent GFR at the BAUMA exhibition in Munich alongside the DHBW Ravensburg and DHBW Mannheim in hall B0, stand number 230. We gladly welcome you to visit us and experience how Global Formula Racing incorporates into everyday life at the DHBW! Check out the Bauma … Read More

Opel Event in Stockach on March Third

Opel Event in Stockach on March Third

7. April 2016

We are proud to have established a meaningful new partnership with Adam Opel AG. As part of the cooperation GFR received a custom-manufactured team car with special coating, which perfectly suits the team both optically and technically. By the beginning of March we had received our new team car, a fully loaded Opel Insignia, from … Read More

First Shipment – From DHBW to OSU

First Shipment – From DHBW to OSU

9. March 2016

Once again four international shipments are planned between Germany and the US for this year. The first of these shipments contains essential parts and components for our combustion car, which were manufactured by students at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg in Friedrichshafen as well as by our industry sponsors. Uprights, A-Arms, parts of the suspension and … Read More

GFR at Boxenstopp@Daimler

GFR at Boxenstopp@Daimler

17. February 2016

On the 28th to 29th of January, our team was invited to attend the Boxenstopp@Daimler event in Vaihingen, Stuttgart. Every year, Daimler hosts this event for their annual Daimler sponsorship winners in order to meet the other teams and provide interesting training lessons. The program gave us the chance to expand our knowledge on project … Read More

A look back at the year

A look back at the year

1. January 2016

As we reach the end of 2015 we find ourselves looking back at an exciting time; for all of GFR the 2015 season was a huge success. Both our combustion car and our electric car were able to achieve wonderful results at competitions in Michigan, Hockenheim and Spielberg. These achievements inspired all of us greatly! … Read More

#2 at EDAG Integration Excellence Award

#2 at EDAG Integration Excellence Award

28. November 2015

At the end of November the team celebrated its second victory of the season after securing sponsorship from Daimler. The Global Formula Racing team had the opportunity to participate as one of five finalists for the Integration Excellence Award at the headquarters of the EDAG group in Fulda. This award recognizes Formula Student Teams for … Read More

Testing at Dallesport

Testing at Dallesport

19. October 2015

Taking advantage of Oregon’s gorgeous fall weather, the American side of the team at Oregon State University took both the 2014 and 2015 combustion cars for a weekend full of driving and collaboration with the new members in the Dalles, Oregon. With both cars running back to back, many of the new members got a … Read More

Global Formula Racing and Sabalcore Computing Inc. Continue Success in 2015 Season

Global Formula Racing and Sabalcore Computing Inc. Continue Success in 2015 Season

29. September 2015

After an outstanding 2014 race season, Global Formula Racing (GFR) was pleased to continue its partnership with Sabalcore Computing Inc., a leading high performance computing (HPC) service company, for the 2015 season. Thanks to Sabalcore’s HPC Cloud, GFR can simulate external airflow quicker and with greater accuracy. Global Formula Racing, founded in 2010, is an international cooperation … Read More

Formula Student Germany 2015

Formula Student Germany 2015

30. August 2015

From July 28 to August 3, Global Formula Racing successfully competed with both our electric and combustion cars in the highly competitive Formula Student Germany (FSG) event at the Hockenheimring. We want to inform you directly of the events during competition. Thanks for your interest and we hope you have been able to follow our … Read More

Formula Student Austria

Formula Student Austria

13. August 2015

Only one week after a very successful Formula Student Germany, Formula Student Austria (FSA) began and ran from August 10th to the 13th at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. While 110 teams participated at Formula Student Germany in Hockenheim, FSA was considerably smaller with only 40 teams (split between the electric and combustion … Read More

FSAE Michigan

FSAE Michigan

3. June 2015

From the 13th to 16th of May our combustion car, the GFR15c, participated in its first competition of this season taking place at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. MI.   In 2015, there have been more changes to the car than ever before, making the first competition even more thrilling. The outer appearance of the … Read More

Interview: German students at OSU

Interview: German students at OSU

8. May 2015

This spring five students from DHBW have the chance to support the American side of the team at Oregon State University (OSU). These five students will all be spending an entire term at OSU. This is a great example of international teamwork for GFR which will strengthen the team spirit and cohesion. One of these … Read More

GFR 2015 Combustion Car Unveil

GFR 2015 Combustion Car Unveil

15. April 2015

The official rollout event will be held on Friday, April 24th 2015, with the car being unveiled at 2 p.m., in part of the grand opening of World of Speed in Wilsonville, Oregon. Please join Global Formula Racing, OSU faculty, team sponsors, supporters, friends and family to be the first to witness the latest race car that GFR has created. This will … Read More

Progress at OSU with the new chassis

Progress at OSU with the new chassis

7. March 2015

As we’ve shared before, 2015 is one of the most pivotal seasons ever for GFR as the cars are being completely redesigned. A drastically new suspension system and aerodynamics package will be complemented by a completely new carbon fiber monocoque which doesn’t share a single part or any geometry with the previous design. Painstaking measures … Read More

New carbon fiber lab at DHBW

New carbon fiber lab at DHBW

4. March 2015

During the last seasons all carbon fiber parts for both cars were produced at the carbon fiber lab of the Oregon State University. The team and the lab were at the maximum level of capacity with producing the two chassis and both aero packages. With the new carbon fiber lab at the DHBW this is … Read More

GFR wishes everyone a Merry Christmas

GFR wishes everyone a Merry Christmas

20. December 2014

For this year our work is done. During the christmas holidays the team from GFR will relax a few days. We thank all our sponsors for their support this year and look forward to the next competitions in 2015. Merry christmas and a happy new year!

GFR leads world ranking list

GFR leads world ranking list

25. October 2014

We made it! For the first time since July of 2012 GFR leads the world ranking list with our combustion car again this year. Over 500 teams and their results are taken into account for the Formula Student World Rankings. The goal of the ranking is to allow all teams to see the development of each team’s … Read More

Formula Student Austria – Spielberg

Formula Student Austria – Spielberg

5. September 2014

Tuesday morning the Team competed in both the acceleration and skidpad events at the same time. Both cars made use of the three hour time window and finished all runs. In the end, the results were great! Global Formula Racing’s cCar recorded the fastest skidpad time ever in a FSAE competition! eCar: Acceleration 4.1s (7th place) … Read More

ZF Racecamp 2014

ZF Racecamp 2014

25. June 2014

Every year, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, one of the largest sponsors of Global Formula Racing, invites to its’ ZF Race Camp at the exhibition center Friedrichshafen. ZF Race Camp is a two day Formula Student training camp where ZF-sponsored teams get the opportunity to prepare and get ready for the events. ZF provides ideal training and … Read More

Rollout GFR 14e

Rollout GFR 14e

5. June 2014

 On 5th June, time had come last:  Global Formula Racing e.V. presented its GFR 14 electric car for the current season to the sponsors, former team members, friends and all those interested. Before the actual highlight of the event, the unveiling of the eCar, Global Formula Racing gave the audience some information and impressions of the … Read More

Interview Oregon State University (OSU) exchange

Interview Oregon State University (OSU) exchange

24. February 2014

In the international team, there is a continuous exchange between the German and the American side. Some students from the Cooperative State University Baden-Württemberg Ravensburg (DHBW) have been to Oregon State University (OSU) during their practice phase. Many of the American team members spend a large part of the summer at the Cooperative State University, or … Read More

Preparing Season ’14

Preparing Season ’14

6. December 2013

Now we are planning, engineering and testing for season 2014. Stay tuned!

Summer of Racing: End of Season

Summer of Racing: End of Season

2. September 2013

The Formula Student Austria competition was quite intense, exciting, frustrating and gratifying. Knowing that this competition was the last of this season added a little bit more pressure on everyone to give it their all and give the best performance possible. Another factor was thrown into the mix, the weather. For the first few days, … Read More

Summer of Racing: Headed to Formula Student Austria

Summer of Racing: Headed to Formula Student Austria

24. August 2013

This is it. It comes down to one final competition this season. Countless hours are put into creating not only two extraordinary automotive vehicles, but two actual race cars. This is our last chance to show the competition and the world that we know how to build and race an amazing car; to show them … Read More

GFR wins overall Formula Student Germany Combustion!

GFR wins overall Formula Student Germany Combustion!

12. August 2013

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. After five full … Read More

Summer of Racing: Formula Student Germany

Summer of Racing: Formula Student Germany

9. August 2013

Well what a week. Everything we do as individuals and as a team comes down to just four days of competition. In those four days we are evaluated on how successful we perform, this does not always mean we perform the way we think we should but still gives us a good idea of the … Read More

Summer of Racing: Settling In

Summer of Racing: Settling In

26. July 2013

Luckily this is not my first time traveling with the team to Europe. Last summer I was here for both Formula Student Germany (FSG) and Austria (FSA). I remember being wide eyed and trying to take everything in and at the same time help the team be competitive. Now that this is my second year … Read More

Michigan FSAE 2013

Michigan FSAE 2013

29. May 2013

After waiting and preparing for nearly nine months, Global Formula Racing was ready for the 2013 Michigan FSAE event. All the blood, sweat and tears of designing, re-designing, manufacturing and assembly culminating into one amazing racecar and one very synergetic team. The final task standing between us and the actual competition was a 2400 mile … Read More

Production is in Full Swing

Production is in Full Swing

9. February 2013

With the start of 2013, we here at Global Formula Racing have begun in earnest the production of the 2013 car. The machines are running, the labor hours are increasing, and we are starting to see the results of these efforts.             The chassis team have been able to complete the … Read More

Cooperative State – OSU/DHBW Shipments with Panalpina

Cooperative State – OSU/DHBW Shipments with Panalpina

9. February 2013

Starting in 2009, the beginning of a successful collaboration between two universities, separated by two continents, began in earnest. In recent years, Global Formula Racing team has had numerous successes. To be sure of our continued success, there is required a good cooperation between the two teams that are around 5500 miles and nine time … Read More

GFR Team Building in Zams (Austria) while New Year’s Day

GFR Team Building in Zams (Austria) while New Year’s Day

9. January 2013

The GFR did another time some team building days, but this time in the snow in the skiing region Zams. The focus of these days was on having fun in the snow with other GFR team members. On a mountain with 2200m height near Zams, GFR has also registered the name in the biggest “Gipfelbuch” … Read More