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 was the first Italian team to participate in a Formula SAE event (the 2002 edition of Formula Student in Leicester, UK) and also the first to participate in an FSAE event on the American continent (Formula SAE West, Fontana, California Speedway in 2007). Apart from the American transfer, the team regularly participates in European FSAE events and has also participated in major exhibitions and events in the motorsport sector and beyond, such as the motorshow, the Motorsport Expotech, the Festival of Creativity and the Motor Valley Fest.

The FRT boasts the support of world-renowned sponsors, including stand-out Danisi Engineering, Bacci Trasmissioni Meccaniche, Meccanica42 and Beta Motor.

Do not forget the Mugello Circuit, an international track that the FRT uses for the development and testing of its cars and Sesto Pista.

2015 Firenze Race Team car.

The Firenze Race Team celebrates the victory of the Class 3 of Formula SAE Italy 2022 in Varano de’ Melegari.

The 2021 car in action. Formula Student Czech Republic 2021, Most.

 

From the first year of registration to the competition, the Firenze Race Team has participated in several events around the world winning several prestigious awards and carrying on a tradition now decades, obtaining the following results:

  • 2002 – Formula Student, Leicester (UK) – Class 3
    • 2nd place – Overall standings
    • 1st place – Design event
    • 1st place – Business presentation
    • First ever participation of an Italian team at an F-SAE Series event
  • 2003 – Formula Student, Leicester (UK) – Class 1
    • 15th place – Overall standings
    • “Best Rookie Team” Awards
  • 2004 – Formula Student, Leicester, (UK) – Class 1/(200)
    • 4th place – Overall standings Class 1 + Class 1/(200)
    • 2nd place – Overall standings Class 1/(200)
    • 1st place – Design event Class 1/(200)
    • 3rd place – SolidWorks 3D Design & Analysis Awards
    • 2005 – Formula SAE Italy, Balocco, (IT) – Class 1
    • 2nd place – Classifica generale
    • 1st place – Autocross
    • 2nd place – Skidpad
    • 2nd place – Endurance
    • “MSC Software” – ‘Best virtual development team’ Awards
    • “Automobilismo” – ‘Al progetto più innovativo’ Awards
  • 2006 – Formula SAE Italy, Balocco, (IT) – Class 3
    • 1st place – Overall standings
  • 2007 – Formula SAE Italy, Fiorano, (IT) – Class 1
    • 1st place – Cost Analysis
    • “Most Friendly Team” Awards
  • 2007 – Formula SAE West, Fontana, (USA) – Class 1
    • First Italian team to participate in a race in USA
  • 2008 – Formula Student, Silverstone, (UK) – Class 1
    • 1st place – Cost Analysis
  • 2008 – Formula SAE Italy, Fiorano, (IT) – Class 1
    • 1st place – Cost Analysis
    • “Schaffler Group” – ‘The best bearing and design selection’ Awards
  • 2010 – Fomula SAE Italy, Varano de’ Melegari, (IT) – Class 1
    • 2nd place – Business presentation
  • 2011 – Fomula SAE Italy, Varano de’ Melegari, (IT) – Class 1
    • 1st place – Business presentation
    • 1st place – Cost Analysis
  • 2013 – Formula Student, Silverstone, (UK) – Class 2
    • 1st place – Cost Analysis
    • 2nd place – Overall standings
  • 2015 – Fomula SAE Italy, Varano de’ Melegari, (IT) – Class 1
    • 7th place – Overall standings
    • 5th place – Design presentation
    • 5th place – Cost Analysis
    • “Best Use of Active Chassis Systems“ Awards
  • 2016 – Fomula SAE Italy, Varano de’ Melegari, (IT) – Class 1
    • 3rd place – Classifica Generale
    • 4th place– Design Presentation
    • 1st place – Cost Analysis
    • 3rd place – Business Presentation
    • First italian team
    • “ZF TRW-Driving Safety to Safely Drive” Awards
  • 2016 – Fomula SAE Italy, Varano de’ Melegari, (IT) – Class 3
    • 2nd place – Overall standings
    • 2nd place – Design Presentation
    • 1st place – Cost Analysis
  • 2017 – Formula SAE Italy, Hockenheim, (D) – Class 1 Driverless
    • 12th place – Overall standings
    • First team in the world to participate in a Formula SAE event with autonomous car moved by an internal combustion engine
  • 2019 – Fomula SAE Italy, Varano de’ Melegari, (IT) – Class 1
    • 3rd place – Cost Report
  • 2021 – Fomula Student Czech Republic, Most, (CZ) – Class 1
    • 6th place – Cost Report
    • 6th place – Engineering Design
  • 2022 – Formula SAE Italy, Varano de’ Melegari, (IT) – Class 3
    • 1st place – Overall standings