To all CV Teams: we care about your future! Together with other European competitions, we strive to provide you with an industry-relevant challenge even in these tough times for your chosen powertrain to enable an easier and more cost-effective entry into the amazing world of Formula Student.
This year 310 teams registered, 288 of them have successfully completed the event registration process including the 9 top teams of last season we invited previously. Participants from 39 countries tried to get into FS East, literally from all over the world, like Canada to Australia. 133 of them aimed the combustion, 117 the electric and 38 the driverless category. These are HUGE numbers and we’re very grateful for your enthusiasm and support for our event!
The highest number of teams registered from Germany (98), India (21), Italy (19), Spain (17) and Poland (13). Seven teams of our home country are currently on our lists, 5 of them with a starter position (Arrabona Racing Team, BME Formula Racing Team, BME Motorsport, Formula Racing Miskolc & KEFO Motorsport).
A few weeks ago, Formula Student Germany, by many regarded as the leading FS event in Europe, announced their road map for next few years. They took a bold step in concentrating on what they think is will be the most interesting challenge: EVs with autonomous driving features. In summary, there were two main points:
- autonomous driving as part of all competition classes
- phasing out of the combustion class, resulting in an all-EV competition by 2022
Many teams were then concerned about the future of certain vehicle classes as well as compatibility between events.
No Worries. The European events are working together to make sure that there will be no fragmentation and to cover the demand for CV event slots.
- CV continues to exist as a competition class for now (including 2022)
- CV will remain part of the FS Rules, curated by FSA and the other events offering this class
- All cars compliant to the FS 2021/2022 Rules will be eligible to compete at FSEast
Now to expand on this a bit:
Before we get to the real thing, we’d like to thank the enthusiasm of all teams who registered today to FS East 2018! 210 teams filled out the registration quiz, it means that together with the pre-registered participants 217 teams from 35 countries went through event registration. This number is almost the double of last year’s. (:
The World Ranking List update is published and we’re extremely proud to tell you that the competitiveness of Formula Student East 2017 has been ranked 0.99 which is currently the highest rate in the 2017 season, although the FSG results are yet to come. (;
From the beginnings the main goal of FS East and the organisers is to create a highly professional event for the teams and we keep going with this mindset. FS East was featured on the WRL right after the trial season in 2016 with a 0.89 competitiveness, therefore 0.99 is definitely a huge improvement. We’d like to thank all participating teams for being part of the event and we look forward to see you in 2018 as well!
Until then, we can share with you some highlights of our plans for the next season. From 2018, FS East is not going to be a mixed event anymore: combustion and electric cars will compete in separate categories. Autonomous technology is coming to FS East as well as we’d like to give the opportunity for driverless teams to be able to get challenged at an other competition besides Formula Student Germany.
You can check the current status of the ranking lists below: