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.
Mark your 2021 calendars for the 3rd to the 8th of August, because this time we plan to bring you the real deal with an offline Formula Student East competition. The event will be organised at our long-time host, the Zala ZONE Automotive Proving Ground in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary.
We are going to open 84 slots, 36-36 for the combustion and electric category with an additional 12 slots for driverless racecars. Based on the results of the 2020 Formula Student Online event, the top 30% teams will be offered to participate at FS East 2021.
Stay tuned for the details & stay safe! 😉
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).
At Formula Student East there will be only one combined Engineering Design Event for the Driverless teams, the “base” vehicle and the autonomous system will be judged at the same place and the same time. We use the name “Driverless Design Event” for this event, the maximum achievable score is 325 pts, which will be not divided into “base” and autonomous parts.
Gergely Lágler our technical manager has written an article about the development process in the FS East history, explained what was the driving force to the success and shared some interesting personal thoughts about the current registration period as well. He is one of the key figures in the organisational team and he talks about such things like:
- The process how the starter list is already filled up
- How we started this whole thing in 2016
- The acknowledgement of FS East within the European movement
- He introduces the biggest supporters of FS East
- How we are going to deal with the expectations towards us
- The new (and final?) location of FS East
- And last but not least why this is going to be our biggest event
The whole article is available on our Press page in the Personal Notes from the Organisers section in English and Hungarian as well.