The Team

Engenius-UA Formula Student is a multidisciplinary team of young students from the University of Aveiro. The project was created in 2006 and it is dedicated to the development of sustainable and innovative projects within the area of motorsport. We are currently taking the first steps in the construction of our first car with the help of our sponsors, in order to compete in various Formula Student venues throughout Europe.


The Competition

Formula Student is the largest international engineering competition for students. Originally from the United States, it has rapidly expanded and today is also present in several countries in Europe and Asia, with more than 400 teams competing annually. Student teams build, test, and race a small-scale formula style racing car. During the development and construction of the racing car, students have to work as a team in order to obtain the best possible result, using all their engineering knowledge and acquiring multiple extracurricular capabilities throughout the process. Due to the rigor and the challenges of Formula Student, it becomes a great way to prepare future engineers for their work in the industry.


Racing in our heart, engineering in our mind


Currently under construction



Aquila & Spyro









Here are the achievements of our team.

  • 2006

    Creation of Engenius - UA Formula Student team

    A group of Mechanical Engineering students created the Formula Student team of the University of Aveiro.

  • 2007

    Xante - Class 3

    Participation in the first competition of Formula Student in Silverstone, in which the team obtained the 9th place.

  • 2008

    Xante - Class 2

    The team goes back to Silverstone and obtains 1st place in what was only our 2nd participation in the competition.

  • 2010

    Lynx - Class 2

    After a year without competing the team gets a 17th place in class 2 with a newly design car.

  • 2011

    Lynx - Class 2

    The team goes to England with an improved version of Lynx and obtains the 4th place in class 2.

  • 2015

    Aquila - Class 2

    The team returns to participate in the competition and gets the 10th place.

  • 2016

    Aquila & Spyro - Class 2

    The team participates for the first time with two distinct projects and reaches the 12th and 13th places in class 2. It is also awarded by the Academic Association of the University of Aveiro with the prize of "Best Project".

  • 2017

    E17 - Class 2

    The team reaches a 9th place in class 2 with a project whose power unit can be powered with electricity or fuel.

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