The Formula SAE® student design competition was originally founded by SAE International in 1979 as Mini Indy. What started off as a small group of colleges participating in an event once hosted on LTU’s campus has grown to include hundreds of colleges and universities participating in over a dozen annual competitions held in seven countries. The concept behind Formula SAE is that a fictional manufacturing company has contracted a design team to develop a small Formula-style race car. The prototype race car is to be evaluated for its potential as a production item. The target marketing group for the race car is the non-professional weekend autocross racer. Each student team designs, builds and tests a prototype racecar based on a series of rules whose purpose is both to ensure onsite event operations and promote clever problem solving.

2014 FSA rules and SAE related websites