About us

PWR Racing Team is a team created in 2009 by a group of students from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. Today it consists of over 70 people and is still bonded by one goal – building a race car and taking part in the international Formula Student competition.

Each season we design, build, test and race a new car, improving old solutions and finding new ones. So far 8 cars were created in our garage.

The history of out team dates back to 2009, when we have shown up at Silverstone race circuit with a virtual model of a RT-09 car. A year later we have presented RT-01, the first race car build at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. The subsequent years of experience gaining let us finish the endurance race in 2013. Then, we have decided to redefine our strategy and base the upcoming projects on verified methods. We have created a wonderful base, upon which future team members will be building a success.

In the 2016/2017 season, as the first Polish team ever, we have won an edition of Formula Student competition, beating 50 other teams at Ricardo Paletti circuit in Italy. Other editions of the season were also lucky for us, about which you can read more below.

70

people in the team

7

departments

8

built cars

Formula Student is an initiative born in 1978 as a result of joint discussions at the University of Houston between Dr. Kurt M. Marshek and the SAE International.

The main objective of the project is the organization of competitions for students, where each of the teams has to build their own car in order to use it in the race. The first competition took place in 1981 in Austin under the auspices of the University of Texas.

Formula Student was created to develop innovative automotive solutions as early as during the learning process of young engineers. Currently its role is shown in the statement of Ross Brawn, Formula Student’s Patron and Formula One Managing Director of Motorsports: „ There are two really innovative forms of motorsport left: Formula One and Formula Student”.

Nowadays, the most prestigious competitions organized by SAE International take place in Texas and California. Over the years new editions were established on other continents under the license from FSAE, among others:

Japan (2003)

Brazil (2004)

Australia & Asia (2000)

The spirit of the competition, however, lies not only in the race, which is more a culmination of the team work, but mainly in the design and construction work carried out during the whole year by teams from all over the world. The competition is divided into static and dynamic events that together make a maximum amount of 1000 points to earn.

Static competitions:

Engineering Design (150 pts) – presentation of the conceptual and technological solutions,

Cost & Sustainability Analysis (100 pts) – an estimated value of the car based on the maximum reduction in money spent,

Business Presentation (75 pts) – the concept of implementation of the car on the market on a big scale.

Dynamic competitions are divided into:

Endurance  (300 pts) – racing the 22 kilometers track with the driver change in the middle of the,

Autocross (150 pts) – time attack, every driver is entitled to two runs,

Efficiency (100 pts) – fuel consumption during the race,

Acceleration (75 pts) – accelerating the car on a straight 75m section,

Skidpad (50 pts) – test of the car’s grip in slippery corners.

 

Formula Student competitions are a place, where young engineers have to overcome various struggles and obstacles, and learn from them to improve. In the global Mazur Events ranking there are over 550 combustion teams, the TOP5 of which are:

Rennteam Uni Stuttgart (Universität Stuttgart)

Penn State Racing (University of Pennsylvania)

AMZ Racing Team (ETH Zürich)

KA-RaceIng (Karlsruhe University of Technology)

MIT Motorsports (Massachusetts University of Technology)

PWR Racing Team holds 13th place in the world, being the 5th team in Europe.

2016

The RT-08 race car took part in the following competitions: Formula SAE Italy 2017, FS Czech Republic, FS Germany oraz FS Hungary.

Formula FSAE Italy (55 teams)

1st place overall

1st place Business Presentation

1st place Acceleration

2nd place Skid Pad

2nd place Autocross

2nd place Endurance

3rd place Design Event

Formula Student Czech Republic (33 teams)

1st place Acceleration

2nd place Design Event

2nd place Endurance

 3rd place Business Presentation

3rd place overall

Formula Student Germany (65 teams)

8th place Design Event

10th place overall

11th place Business Presentation

2015

RT-05 – the car took part in the FSAE Michigan 2015 in United States, FS United Kingdom, FS Germany and FS Hungary.
RT-06 – the car took part in FS Czech Republic 2015.

FS United Kingdom 2015
3rd place – Acceleration
11th place – Autocross
15th place – Business Presentation
9th place in general classification

The number of participating teams – 96

FSAE Michigan 2015
2nd place – Powertrain Development
5th place – Acceleration
10th place – Endurance
9th place in general classification

The number of participating teams – 108

FS Germany 2015
5th place – Acceleration
9th place – Endurance
10th place in general classification

The number of participating teams – 71

FS Hungary 2015
7th place – Acceleration
8th place – Endurance
11th place – Cost Report
13th place in general classification

The number of participating teams – 42

FS Czech Republic 2015
3rd place – Design Event (148 out of 150 points)
(for 40 participating teams)

14th place – Business Presentation
15th place – Cost Report

2014

RT-05 – the car took part in FS Italy 2014 and FS Czech Republic 2014.

FS Italy 2014
2nd place – Acceleration
11th place in general classification

2013

RT-04 – the car took part in FS United Kingdom 2013, FS Austria 2013 and FS Czech Republic 2013.

2012

RT-03 – the car took part in FS Hungary 2012 and FS Germany 2012.

2011

RT-02 – the car took part in FS United Kingdom 2011 and FS Germany 2011.

2010

RT-01 – the car took part in FS United Kingdom 2010 and FS Germany 2010.

2009

RT-09 – the project was presented in third class of competition during the FS United Kingdom 2009.