Driving and calibration event in Boxberg

Driving and calibration event in Boxberg
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The Formula Student season 2019 is almost upon us. All participating teams are working hard to refine and put the finishing touches to the vehicles they have designed and built for the upcoming racing competitions.

On July 5 and 6, 2019, ETAS offered together with Bosch, Bosch Engineering, and ITK 24 student teams, and thus almost 240 students, the opportunity to extensively test their self-developed vehicles at the Bosch test site in Boxberg.  

In a process known as scrutineering, compliance with the specified technical regulations was checked before the vehicles were put through their paces in the various disciplines. During the trials, data was collected that could then be used to optimize the vehicles.


Invited were eight teams with combustion engine-powered cars (Formula Student Combustion), nine teams with electric vehicles (Formula Student Electric) and seven teams with driverless vehicles (Formula Student Driverless). Technical experts were on hand to advise and assist the teams with technical problems.

Only a few Fomula Student teams have the possibility to test their vehicles on a race track. Each year, the driving and calibration event in Boxberg therefore offers a coveted opportunity to complete a few test kilometers.



Formula Student is an international design competition for students. They plan, design, build and market a single-seat prototype racecar over the course of a year and compete against each other in competitions all over the world. The Formula Student competition consists of three categories: Combustion, Electric, and – since 2017 – Driverless.

Formula Student Germany (FSG) is one of a number of European and international contests. This year, FSG will take place at the Hockenheimring from August 6 through 11, 2019. ETAS will also be on site to advise and assist the ETAS-sponsored teams and provide coffee and cold drinks.