It all started in 2004 when a single FSB student has stumbled upon Formula Student online. After a lot of persuasion and arrangements with professors of Chair for motors and vehicles on FSB and Studentski zbor of the same faculty, in early spring a presentation of the project was held to the students. The project started to develop after the first meeting which had the attendance of 150 students, professors and other faculty employees. To achieve our goals with ease, we have revived the student association „Hrvatska studentska asocijacija strojarskih fakulteta“ (HSA-SF) which has been inactive for several years at that time.
FSB Racing Team is the first and the most successful Croatian Formula student team
Today, FSB Racing Team’s projects have grown into big interdisciplinary unities in which students from various parts of University of Zagreb (FSB, FER, EFZG, FPZ, FKIT, Design studies) are perfecting their knowledge. The project is followed and supported by Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FSB). Our project has got multiple aspects, from promotion, development and improvement of technical sciences in Croatia, including encouragement of creative work, all the way to the promotion of Republic of Croatia and its high quality academic education worldwide.
Our achievements in the last 15 years
Over the last 15 years we have attended many European Formula Student competitions. Of course, the most important thing to point out is the 10th place out of 97 competitors in Silverstone, one of the most demanding competitions. Last year’s repeat success with StrixR in Silverstone is also something we are very proud of, winning 12th place. The table on the right shows all our successes in the past years.
What we can help you achieve
Applying knowledge in practice | Motivation for work | Teamwork | Learning about new experiences
- 2006 – FS Bruntingthorpe, Great Britain, 35. / 72
- 2007 – FS Silverstone, Great Britain, 24. / 103
- 2012 – FS Silverstone, Great Britain, 24. / 103
- 2013 – FS Germany, Hockenheimring, 56. / 75
- 2014 – FS Silverstone, Great Britain, 10. / 97
- 2017 – FS Hockenheimring, Germany
- 2017 – FS Hungary, Gyor, 13. / 41
- 2017 – Alpe Adria
- 2018 – FS Silverstone, Great Britain, 12. / 81
- 2018 – FS Czech Republic, Autodrom Most, 19. / 36
Formula Student is a competition of students of faculties of technical sciences in conceptualizing, designing and production of a single-seater race car adhering to Formula student’s rules.
The competition is designed to encourage innovation and the students’ ability to apply theoretical knowledge learned in university. The evaluation is divided into static and dynamic part. The static tests consist of Engineering Design, Cost & Sustainability Analysis, Business Presentation and Technical Inspection. The dynamic events are Skidpad (figure of 8), Autocross/Sprint acceleration, Endurance and Fuel economy.
The cars need to pass technical inspection to ensure safety on dynamic events. These technical inspections are carried out by people with lots of motorsport experience in F1, WRC, or touring car championships. The main focus of the competition isn’t racing and lap times, but rather innovation and application of theoretical knowledge in a practical environment.
One of the key parts of the competitions is financing, since the entire project is financed by sponsors and donors. This is where the team members show their marketing and managing skills. The first competition happened in 1980s in USA, and later the competitions were held across the world. Today there are over 20 countries which host competitions. The largest ones are in Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Austria, Hungary and Spain. The competitions are organized by societies such as iMeche – England, SAE-SAD, VDI – Germany etc. They incorporate engineers from different industries and motorsports (F1, WTCC, DTM etc.). The competitions are international, therefore there can be over 100 teams from the entire world competing.
HSA-SF (Croatian Student Association of Mechanical Engineering Faculties) was established in 1995 on the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Zagreb by a group of ambitious and hard working students.
The association operates in Croatia and has the primary purpose of bringing together students with common interests. Other goals of the society are forming a strong collaboration between the University and the industry and with various companies, better information sharing and connecting students with each other and with administrative bodies of the university, organization of various sporting events, travelling and other activities.
When it was established in 1995., the society had three branches – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
and Naval Architecture from Split and Faculties of Mechanical engineering from Rijeka and Slavonski Brod. Because of various circumstances, HSA-SF was inactive from 2000 until 2003. Today, HSA-SF is a non-profitable, independent, and non-government association which has about 40 members from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture who are interested in motorsport, the result of which are: first Croatian Formula student team – FSB Racing Team and FSB Karting Kup. HSA-SF was responsible for many projects accomplished either on its own or in collaboration with other associations.
HSA-SF also closely cooperates with other FAMENA’s associations such as HUSZ-Euroavia Zagreb, Croatian Association of Naval Architecture Students, SUI 3 and with Student assembly and with some associations from other faculties from Zagreb. HSA-SF has had a diverse history, hard working and accomplished history, and we hope to improve it with our own hard work and knowledge.
- 1. Kongres studenata strojarstva Hrvatske – studeni 1996.
- 2. Kongres studenata strojarstva Hrvatske – studeni 1997.
- Europski kongres studenata tehničkih fakulteta – 1998.
- jedrenje i ronjenje po Jadranu – 2000.
- razne stručne i turističke ekskurzije i posjeti ( Rio de Janeiro, München, Graz, Rim, Frankfurt, Beč…)
- Career Day (FSB) – 2003. – 2008.
- Smotra sveučilišta (Zagreb) – 2005. – 2008.
- FSB Racing team – 2006. – present
- FSB Karting kup – 2005. – present