Firenze Race Team

The Firenze Race Team (FRT) is the official Formula SAE team of the University of Florence, founded in 2000.

The Firenze Race Team has been the first Italian team to take part in a Formula SAE event (the 2002 edition of the Formula Student in Leicester, UK) and also the first one to take part in an F-SAE event on the American continent (Formula SAE West, Fontana, California Speedway in 2007). Apart from the American trip, the team participates in European F-SAE events. It is also present at important fairs and events in the motorsport sector, such as the MotorShow (Bologna, 2009) , the Motorsport Expotech (Modena, 2010), the Festival of Creativity (Florence, 2006-2008).

The FRT boasts the support of world-famous sponsors. Among which Danisi Engineering, Bacci Trasmissioni Meccaniche, Meccanica42Beta Motor.

Also not to be forgotten is the Mugello Circuit, the international track that the FRT has used for the development and testing of its cars in addition to Sesto Pista.

Firenze Race Team’s 2015 car.

Firenze Race Team with the judges during the Design Test.

Dynamic tests of the Formula SAE Italy event at the Riccardo Paletti racetrack in Varano de’Melegari (PR).

From the first year of registration to the competition, the Firenze Race Team has participated in various events all over the world to date, winning several prestigious prizes and carrying on a ten-year tradition, obtaining the following results::

  • 2002 – Formula Student, Leicester (UK) – Class 3

o 2° place – Overall standings
o 1° place – Design event
o 1° place – Business presentation
o First ever participation of an Italian team in an F-SAE Series event

  • 2003 – Formula Student, Leicester (UK) – Class 1

o 15° place – Overall standings
o “Best Rookie Team” award

  • 2004 – Formula Student, Leicester, (UK) – Class 1/(200)

o 4° place – Overall standings Class 1 + Class 1/(200)
o 2° place – Overall standings Class 1/(200)
o 1° place – Design event Class 1/(200)
o 3° place – SolidWorks 3D Design & Analysis Awards

  • 2005 – Formula SAE Italy, Balocco, (IT) – Class 1

o 2° place – Overall standings
o 1° place – Autocross
o 2° place – Skidpad
o 2° place – Endurance
o “MSC Software” award – ‘Best virtual development team’
o “Automobilismo” magazine award – ‘To the most innovative project’

  • 2006 – Formula SAE Italy, Balocco, (IT) – Class 3

o 1° place – Overall standings

  • 2007 – Formula SAE West, Fontana, (USA) – Classe 1

o First Italian team to partecipate in a USA event

  • 2007 – Formula SAE Italy, Fiorano, (IT) – Class 1

o 1° place – Cost Analysis
o “Most Friendly Team” award

  • 2008 – Formula Student, Silverstone, (UK) – Class 1

o 1° place – Cost Analysis

  • 2008 – Formula SAE Italy, Fiorano, (IT) – Class 1

o 1° place – Cost Analysis
o “Schaffler Group” award – ‘The best bearing and design selection’

  • 2010 – Fomula SAE Italy, Varano dei Melegari, (IT) – Class 1

o 2° place – Business presentation

  • 2011 – Fomula SAE Italy, Varano dei Melegari, (IT) – Class 1

o 1° place – Business presentation
o 1° place – Cost Analysis

  • 2013 – Formula Student, Silverstone, (UK) – Class 2

o 1° place – Cost Analysis
o 2° place – Overall standings

  • 2015 – Fomula SAE Italy, Varano dei Melegari, (IT) – Class 1

o 7° place – Overall standings
o 5° place – Design presentation
o 5° place – Cost Analysis
o Best Use of Active Chassis Systemsaward