Two Relentless Brothers
Which one is your favorite?
Our formula cars are the reflection of our hard work. Hundreds of self-made and exclusively designed parts are manufactured for the final product. Each year, the entire system is heavily scrutinized and analyzed for vehicle dynamics purposes and philosophies. Not only is our engineering knowledge applied to the car, but also the blood, sweat and tears of the students as well. The moment the TSAL lights up or the combustion engine fires for the first time, we know it's all been worth it.
We schedule a bulletproof time table in order to have the cars rolling and testing as soon as possible.
Countless hours are spent on Skype talking through all possible designs. How can we make it faster, stronger and lighter?
The whole team discusses new options to decide on the best one. Strategic cost-benefit analysis helps to finalize our designs.
This is where our ideas begin to take shape. Complex CAD-models and simulations continue to develop until design freeze.
Utilizing the university resources allowed, students manufacture their own designs. All advanced and out-of-house parts are produced with the help of our sponsors.
Once the monocoques are finished the suspension, powertrain and other systems are put into place. Shortly after, the team begins testing for upcoming competitions.
WHY WE LOVE THEM
“The GFR cars are part of the GFR Family and perform as two brothers. Working, designing, optimizing in two locations separated by 8749 km, makes GFR cars special.”Felix Schäfer
“Our cars represent the continuous work of the last years and show what the team is able to create. Therefore they are our motivation and inspiration for us to go on building race cars.”Mario Steinel
“These cars are the culmination of our history as well as the result of our present innovation and development. They represent, not only the years of hard work, but the relationships we’ve built as a team.“Amy Nye