ITK Engineering supports three Formula Student Teams.

This year, ITK Engineering is again sponsoring three Formula Student Teams: the Lions Racing Team from Braunschweig, KA RaceIng from KIT in Karlsruhe and the Munich Tufast Racing Team.

In 2008, the Lions landed 2nd place at Formula Student Germany; five years later, they earned them-selves 1st place in the Efficiency assessment at Formula Student Austria. Their participation at Formula Student Germany and Formula Student Italy is also planned this season.
With Richard, Max and Robert, three of our tried and true colleagues, we provide assistance to the Lions Racing Team e.V.
We asked the three colleagues what they find stimulating about this role .
“We see a lot of faces again from other times we were involved. In that way, it’s nice to pass on our knowledge and experience and to be at the students’ side lending a hand and giving some guidance.”

Our second newcomer is the team KA RaceIng.
With 70 team members and two types of cars, the team is equipped to the max for season 2019/20.
The biggest successes from 2019: 1st place FSD Spain, 2nd place FSD Germany & 2nd place FSE Germany. In addition, the team, with all three vehicles, were in the Design Event Finale three times in a row. Also for this year, participation in Formula Student Italy, Austria and Germany is planned.
We asked Christopher, team advisor for KA RaceIng, what inspires him about Formula Student: “I have been a team mentor since almost the beginning of my career at ITK – from the summer of 2017 to the summer of 2019 for DART Darmstadt and now for KIT Karlsruhe. What’s interesting is being able to support the students as an engineer and again get a dose of energy from Formula Student: in the past, I got it as a team member, now I get it as a mentor.. That it’s also my old team makes it all the better 😊.“

And last but not least, our “old-timers” – the TUfast Racing Team.
After an unbelievable run last year in which the team had the best season of all time and took home the overall victory at Formula Student Austria, Germany, Spain and Formula Student East – thus climbing the world ranking list to 1st place – we are excited to be able to sponsor the team in the coming challeng-es.
But what’s really special about all this for us? We questioned our colleague Hugh, former Formula Stu-dent member and our current TUfast mentor: “When I was still part of a team myself, many experienced engineers imparted their wisdom in the field of motor sports to me. Meanwhile, I am with ITK on the other side and can pass my knowledge and my experience on to the students. It’s an unbelievable amount of fun for me.”

The teams never failed to impress us with their engagement, motivation and commitment. We look forward to an exciting season working with the three teams from Braunschweig, Karlsruhe and Munich.

Saskia Hoffmann