For the fourth year running, the automobile manufacturer SEAT was the “Platinum Sponsor” of the Formula Student university competition which was held from 29 August to 1 September at the Catalonia Circuit (Barcelona).
The teams, formed by engineering students from all over the world, competed with single-seater cars built, developed and designed by them. As the sponsor, SEAT also provided a technical support truck and 19 engineers from its Technical Centre who acted as the jury. The company also sponsored some of the prize categories, such as the “Top Combustion” and “Best Technology Innovation” prizes.
900 students from 34 teams took part in this latest edition, with 6 of these teams being Spanish. The German students were the overall winners of the championship, obtaining the prizes for the best combustion and best electric single-seaters. The two winners are engineering students from UAS Munich University and UAS Esslingen University.
As well as giving students the chance to put into practice their practical and theoretical knowledge acquiring during their training, the competition allows businesses the opportunity to hire new talents and established new access routes to the labour market for the students taking part.