Who We Are and What We Do
Wisconsin Racing is a Formula SAE Team based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) is an international collegiate competition where students design, build, and compete with a small scale open wheel prototype racecar.
Wisconsin Racing spends each fall semester designing new vehicles, constantly searching for ways to improve performance and increase reliability. During the winter months, the team develops the vehicle with comprehensive manufacturing processes. In this phase, the team works tirelessly to build and test the vehicles, continuously resolving any issues that arise. Everything comes together for competition in June, where both the combustion and electric teams will be competing at FSAE California.
The team competes in two different formula competitions: internal combustion and electric. There are dozens of students who work to build one or both of the Formula SAE vehicles, but Wisconsin Racing collaborates with three other SAE vehicle teams in our Automotive Design Lounge and our student vehicle shop. The other teams we work with are SAE Clean Snowmobile, SAE Baja, and Wisconsin Autonomous.
All of the students involved in the vehicle teams are driven to push the limits of their classroom knowledge, employing the Wisconsin Idea in action.