Shipment and Assembly eCar

We are proud to report that our second shipment successfully arrived at the DHBW in Friedrichshafen on April 24th. Never before have we succeeded in completing the second shipment so early. This shows that our team works closely together, despite a distance of 8770 kilometres between the two locations.[…]

Manufacturing of our cooling jackets

This season we have focused on optimizing our cooling jackets. As in previous years, Kuhnstoff GmbH supported us in producing them. With total of two cooling jackets installed in the GFR18e, these generally serve to cool our two electric motors. In each case, a cooling jacket sits outside on[…]

ZF Team Building Hut

Communication and motivation – these were the topics of ZF Team Building Hut at the Rinkenklause in the Black Forest in mid-March. Together with our coaches Frank Ross and  Peter Oster we tackled these areas as a team with games and projects. On the first evening we spontaneously set[…]

Continental female leadership workshop

On the 1st and 2nd of December, two girls from the team had the opportunity to attend a Female Leadership Workshop organized by Continental. After short consideration, two of us made the journey from Ravensburg to Hanover, the Continental Headquarters. On Friday, the first day of the two-day event,[…]

Thank you GFR17e crew!

Last weekend, 11 team members had their graduation ceremony in the Graf Zeppelin House in Friedrichshafen. After three years of study at the DHBW Ravensburg and an intensive and exciting time in the GFR, all have successfully received their bachelor’s degree. In the past season, our graduates have done[…]

GFR18 goes karting

What do we at GFR do when we’re not busy prepping for another successful season of racing? Well more racing of course! On the 22nd of November, we all packed into our cars, full of anticipation for this years GFR Team karting event. The short trip to our favorite[…]

Dallesport Shootout

This year just like every other year, Global Formula Racing and the combustion car team took the trip out to Dallesport Washington for the annual Dallesport Shootout. This trip every year is a great team bonding experience as well as a chance to meet and enjoy time with other[…]

Early testing Season 2018

Testing with GFR17e The new 2018 season began with many test days, taking advantage of the great fall weather. The results of the test days will influence the design and construction of the GFR17e during an exciting winter development time. Tire testing In the beginning of October, the DHBW[…]

Teambuilding hut 2018

One weekend – One hut – One team full of motivation! From 27.10 to 29.10 a large part of the GFR team went to Austria, to the already known “Bergheimat”, to spend the annual Teambuilding Hut weekend. This weekend not only offers the opportunity to start the new season[…]

FSAE Italy 2017

The team visited Varano de’ Melegari from July 19th to 23rd to participate in FSAE Italy with this season’s electric car, the GFR17e. After seven years we finally returned, after the cCar competed here back in 2010, and took first place. The technical inspections flew by fast. The team[…]