About FS East

FS East 2022

Formula Student East 2022 is organised at Hungaroring, home of the Hungarian Formula-1 Grand Prix events, between 8th and 12th of August.

Teams consisting of university students compete in static and dynamic events with race cars designed and built entirely by them. Since 2018, FS East opens three categories for combustion, electric and driverless teams with separate endurance events and scoring. From 2020 teams are able to compete with the same car in multiple categories.

The competition has constantly expanded through the years, 44 teams participated in the 2016 competition, while in 2022 the organisers opened 84 slots for teams from all over the world.


From 2016 Association of Automotive Engineers (previously known as Engineers for the Automotive Higher Education Association) organises Formula Student East as an FSAE style engineering competition representing the Eastern European automotive region. The Association is dedicated to focus on the educational function of the event as its mission is to help today’s student generations become the outstanding professionals of tomorrow since it has been established in 2010. The competition also provides the chance for FS teams from the Eastern European region to compete in an international environment by offering half of the slots for them, the other half for teams from all over the world.


After a successful opening season in 2016, FS East has been listed as a World Ranking List Event for the first time in the history of Formula Student competitions.


Top teams of the World Ranking List have registered to the 2017 event, therefore such a tough field competed at FS East that has been unprecedented in Hungary before. As a result, the competitiveness of FS East increased to 0.99, the highest rate in the season.


In 2018 FS East organised separate events for combustion and electric teams for the first time, and opened a new category for driverless vehicles. The event permanently moved to the Zala ZONE Automotive Proving Ground, one of Europe’s most innovative test tracks.


In 2019 FS East expanded further, compared to the initial 44 teams, now overall 72 teams have the chance to compete in three categories at the dynamic platform of the Zala ZONE Automotive Proving Ground.


In 2020 FS East opened 85 slots and provided the opportunity for teams to compete with the same car in multiple categories. Due to the pandemic the 2020 event was cancelled and replaced by Formula Student Online in cooperation with Formula Student Netherlands, SZESE E-sport and Széchenyi István University. A special simulator provided the platform for the driverless dynamic events that we co-developed with MITeam Delft.


After a year of omission because of the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2021 FS East returned with success and moved to the Hungarian Formula-1 Grand Prix circuit, to the Hungaroring. More than 60 student teams made their way to FS East to show off their talent.


FS EAST grew to a 84 team competition. Expanding the combustion category with "Hybrid", along with the introduction of "Alumni Cup" to support both the future and keep older generations involved in Formula Student.


The competition kept it's size of 84 team slots, teams arrived from all over the world. The "Alumni Cup" category was expanded to a size of 16 teams, while teams with "Hybrid" vehicles also increased their number.

The event is organized by the Engineers for the Automotive Higher Education Associasion