Posts by Global Formula Racing Team

(Post-)Covid-Updates

Closure of DHBW & OSU At both universities, teaching activities were temporarily suspended completely before the end of the semester. At the DHBW it was on the 12th of March, then OSU followed on 28th of March.This was accompanied by the complete closure of our premises a short time[…]

Team Carting Event

As a tradition, shortly after the start of the new season, we held one of our popular karting events. The aim of these events is to integrate new team members into the team and to strengthen the bonds within the team. There were many fun duels on the track,[…]

Welcome to Season 2020

New Season: It is the start of a new season in which we welcome new members and look forward to exciting new developments in the season 2020.  Starting this season, we have concentrated our focus on e-mobility and autonomous driving to give more weight to these promising topics and[…]

IESF Automotive Design Conference 2019

On November 7, 2019, Mentor held the annual IESF Automotive Design Conference at the Mariott Hotel in Munich. During the conference, we were able to get an overview of the latest state of the art in electro-automobility. In this conference, special emphasis was placed on presentations regarding autonomous systems[…]

Season Review 2019

We can look back on a successful season 2019 in the competitions FSAE Michigan, FS Austria, FS Germany and FS Spain. All the competitions with the data gained and the valuable feedback helped us to improve our concepts and systems. In FS Germany, the most important competition for us,[…]

TeamBuilding Hut in Austria – Fall 2019

As we welcome new members to our team this year, we have used the opportunity of our team hut to get to know each other better at this event, to make new friends and to strengthen existing ones. The aim of the event was to ensure team dynamics and[…]

Testing Fall 2019

We have already completed two test phases in October to collect data on the current evolution of the engine system. As already mentioned, from the 2020 season we will focus more strongly on e-mobility and autonomous driving. The tests were conducted with our eCar GFR19e and dCar GFR19d.  We[…]

ZF Race Camp 2019

Just like in the previous years, it has been a special honor for the team to be invited to the ZF Race Camp again this time. Together with 28 other teams from nations worldwide, the two day event took place at the Fair Friedrichshafen close to the airport and[…]

FSAE Michigan 2019

Our GFR19c began its season in May, competing at FSAE Michigan against 119 other teams. Beginning with static events, GFR19c placed 8th in Design, just shy of Design Finals, and an incredible first place in Business Presentation! For dynamics events, the combustion car had a very successful set of[…]

Driverless Testing Update

Although the driverless race car had already been put through its paces in numerous simulated test drives, there was still a need for many hardware modifications which need to be made prior to competition.  Among other things a steering motor with gearbox and a pneumatically actuated brake system were[…]

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