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What we do


What we do

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What we do


What we do

 

Edith Cowan University (ECU) Racing is a volunteer organisation formed and run by students, from varying disciplines of engineering, which undertakes the annual design and construction of a Formula-SAE racing car.

Beginning in 2008, and despite being fairly new to the student racing scene, the team have flown up the international rankings in the world’s largest engineering design competition, Formula SAE. The largest university competition in the world, Formula SAE sees over 600 teams compete.

After achieving second place in the 2012 Formula SAE-Australasian competition, the team made the decision to travel internationally which resulted in the 2014 & 2016 campaigns, this landed the team in the middle of the English countryside at Silverstone for the Formula Student UK competition.

The team managed a 12th in 2014 and 10th in 2016, finish among the worlds best and took home two substantial trophies:

"Cost and Sustainability Analysis"
- 1st Place FSUK 2016

"Best powertrain Installation of an Internal Combustion Engine"
- Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 2016

"Best powertrain Installation of an Internal Combustion Engine"
- Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 2014

"Innovation in propulsion systems"
- Jaguar Land Rover 2014

 

Later in 2014 the team pushed for a win at the Australasian competition held at Calder Park in Melbourne. At the end of the weekend the team finished a close second, only behind first place by the slimmest of margins.

The team now prepares for the 2017 SAE-Australasian competition.

 
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The team


The team


THE TEAM

Nathan Van Vugt
Team Leader
nvanvugt@our.ecu.edu.au
(+61) 438 038 018

WANT TO JOIN US?

We are currently seeking team members for 2017.

If you are interested, or want to find out more information, contact the team through Nathan at nvanvugt@our.ecu.edu.au or fill out the form on our Join Us page.