Who we are
FST Lisboa is the Formula Student team from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.
As of now, we’re 40 students organized in 7 departments: Management & Communication, Aerodynamics, Chassis, Electronics, Powertrain, Suspension, and Vehicle Dynamics.
What we do
Our purpose is to design, build and test an electric formula race car in order to represent Portugal when competing with other engineering universities at Formula Student competitions.
What we win
Since 2001, we’ve been constantly reviewing and refining what we do to deliver the very best output and achieve our goals.
We work to tight timescales to get the car built and race ready, so we get to experience a work environment similar to the ones of companies for we count on their support not only regarding technical matters, but also for sharing practical knowledge.
Moreover, we get to develop greatly appreciated skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and the importance of compromise while still having a blast.
Because race car. That’s why.”
Formula Student is a 20-year-old educational engineering competition, backed by industry and high-profile engineers, that aims to provide real-world experience combined with soft skills including business planning and project management.
The first competitions were led by the American Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in the early 80’s. Nevertheless, it was only in 1998 that a competition guided by the same rules was organized in Europe.
Nowadays, the project is recognized by the motorsport industry as the standard for engineering graduates to meet when transitioning from university to the workplace.
Each year, over 170 teams from around the world create a well constructed racecar and a sales plan taking on the assumption that they’re a company responsible for developing a prototype that would meet market demands while still manufactured at a fair cost. The overall product will then be evaluated resorting to both static and dynamic tests.