About Us

Rensselaer Motorsport

Rensselaer Motorsport is a group of forty students who share a passion for the engineering and manufacture of an open-wheeled race car for the Formula SAE engineering competition. Organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers, Formula SAE provides students with real-life design, management, and engineering challenges.

Formula SAE

Formula SAE is an intercollegiate design competition organized by SAE International. The competition requires a team of students to design, manufacture, and market a Formula-style racecar. Each year, the racecar is evaluated in two categories: static and dynamic. In static events, the vehicle is judged on cost, manufacturability, and design. In dynamic events, the vehicle is judged on acceleration, skid-pad, autocross, endurance, and fuel economy. Annual competitions are held internationally in Brazil, Italy, Germany, Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Below are some photos from competition at Michigan Int’l Speedway.