High-Octane Motorsports e.V. is a registered, nonprofit organisation and also a university group at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Als Formula Student Team bauen wir seit unserer Gründung 2007 jedes Jahr einen innovativen Rennwagen. Sämtliche Aufgaben, die zum Erreichen dieses Ziels notwendig sind, werden vereinsintern und ohne jegliche professionelle Hilfe gelöst. Unsere Mitglieder entwickeln ein eigenes Konzept, konstruieren im CAD und fertigen den Rennwagen. Das Fahrzeug wird vor den Rennen von uns unterschiedlichen Tests unterzogen, um die Sicherheit und Performance zu gewährleisten. Der Verein setzt sich aus Studenten aller Fakultäten der Universität zusammen, die sich bei der Arbeit selbstständig Fachwissen aneignen und praktisch etwas über Automobilbau, Fertigungstechnologien und Wirtschaftswissenschaften lernen. Diese interdisziplinäre Kombination aus den technischen und wirtschaftlichen Bereichen ist einzigartig und ein Merkmal der Formula Student, in der der Rennwagen nicht nur nach technischen, sondern auch nach finanziellen Gesichtspunkten bewertet wird.

Um das Projekt zu ermöglichen arbeiten wir eng mit Sponsoren aus der Industrie und Wirtschaft zusammen. Für die Unterstützung bieten wir den Firmen nicht nur Marketingmöglichkeiten sondern auch den Zugang zu zukünftigen Top-Ingenieuren. Durch die aktive Einbindung in den Entwicklungsprozess schaffen wir ein einzigartiges Netzwerk aus Firmen und Studenten, in dem beide Partner voneinander profitieren. Wenn Sie weitere Informationen zum Thema Sponsoring suchen finden Sie diese unter dem Reiter Sponsoren.

Formula Student is a racing series departed in three different categories. In these categories electric, combustion and driverless vehicles compete against each other. High-Octane Motorsports e.V. represents the FAU in the combustion and driverless class (since 2018). And in the upcoming season we are going to be develop our first electric race car. There are different international events in countries all over the world and the competitions take place on famous tracks, like the Formula Student Germany at the Hockenheimring or the historic Silverstone track. With the example of Formula Student Germany we want to explain the different disciplines and the process of the events.

Formula Student is a combined event like the athletics. In eight different disciplines our team is competing against the others and collect points depending on our results. In the end the team with the highest overall score wins.

Punkteaufteilung Driverless

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The disciplines can be parted into static and dynamic. While the dynamic events are classic motor sport disciplines like acceleration, SkidPad, Autocross or Endurance the static disciplines, Business Plan, Cost Report and Engineering Design Report are covering different areas of product development.

The Accelertion event is a accelerating race for 75 meter. The fastest teams reach the finish line often in less than 4 seconds. Even though this event seems to be the easiest one, the Acceleration hat great technical challenges. Engine torque, drive and traction have to be perfectly balanced to enable an optimal speed and prevent wheelspin.

The SkidPad-Course is probably the most striking course in motor sport and is best described as an infinity sign. The shape of the course demands a high cross acceleration and at the same time good handling as the circles only have a diameter of 15 meter. The driver has to complete two consecutive laps as fast as possible, while the shearing force of up to 1.4 g are affecting the car.

The autocross course is a twisting approximately one km long track, which has to be completed as fast as possible to set the starting order for the endurance event. The task for the driver and the car compares to the endurance and there fore the Autocross is excellent to compare the different Teams. It also gives the first opportunity to test the car in racing condition and perform last changes for the endurance if necessary.
This discipline is the most important one of the dynamic events. 30% of the total score can be scored in this event only. The goal is to prove the power of the vehicle and the drivers skill for a track of 22 km. After the first 11 km the second driver gets into the car to minimize the risk of an accident and to keep the physical and mental requirements of the driver low. This discipline shows how much the teams regarded the interaction of the different factors like speed, handling, fuel consumption and reliability of the parts.
Im Formula Student Driverless Wettbewerb ersetzt der Trackdrive die Disziplinen Autocross und Endurance. Hierbei muss das Fahrzeug selbstständig über zehn Runden einer vorgegebenen Strecke folgen. Beim Trackdrive werden wieder klassische Faktoren wie Geschwindigkeit, Kraftstofverbrauch und Zuverlässigkeit der Technik getestet. Hinzu kommt jedoch außerdem noch die Fähigkeit des autonomen Fahrzeugs mit einer neuen, nicht planbaren Strecke zurecht zu kommen.
The fuel consumption is one of the most important statistic in modern automotive engineering. For that reason young engineers also have to prove their knowledge in this discipline. In this event to score points not only the fuel consumption but also the speed is important. No extra track has to be completed, the data from the endurance event is counted. Only the teams that completed the endurance with less than 5.7 liter on 22 km score points at all.
At the Business Plan Presentation the teams have to show their knowledge on marketing. Each team has to work out a concept on how to bring their car on the market and present it to the judges. marketing Know-How is rated as well as techniques of presentation. Even though the concept is never put into practice, it has to be developed close to reality and logical justified.

In this discipline the team has to defend their design decisions in front of the judges, which are representatives from the industry and motor sport. For this event forward-looking Ideas and lots of simulation are requested in the development phase. The looks of the car and its components are only judged on technical topics, where innovation is very important for the success.

In the Cost and Manufacturing event a cost report has to be developed on which base the teams cost efficiency can be compared. This cost report includes a listing of all materials and parts as well as the working hours that are needed to build the car. So this report shows the overall costs of the projects. During the presentation for the judges the team also has to explain their knowledge about cost efficient working.


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