Formula Student Competition

Formula Student Competition

Alfaisal University’s participating team at the 2017 Formula Student Competition in Silverstone received the RaceTechmag Spirit of FS Award (Figure 3). The Formula judges and chief designers were impressed with the level of proficiency, dedication, and spirit of the Alfaisal Haizum team. The Formula Student Competition attracts students from around the globe and provides an ideal opportunity for them to test, demonstrate and improve capabilities to deliver a complex and integrated product in the demanding environment of the motorsport industry. Alfaisal University intends to provide the best opportunities for its students by encouraging them to participate in global environmental projects and educational programs and services that benefit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the region and the world.

Students from the Mechanical Engineering Department at Alfaisal University became the first Saudi team to participate in the Formula Student competition. The project was supervised by Dr Abdel Naser Daoud and sponsored by SABIC. The team of 55 students spent months of research, hard work and put their aerodynamic, mechanical design and suspension knowledge to work in designing and building a car to compete in this motor sport competition.

Dr. Muhammad Anan, Acting Dean of Engineering said: “The Formula Student competition is a unique opportunity for our engineering students to gain hands-on experience and apply their engineering knowledge through the construction of an ultra-effective vehicle. The College of Engineering is proud of Alfaisal Haizum’s team, the faculty advisor, and their achievement this year. We are very thankful to our leadership and their continuous support.” Additionally, representatives from Alfaisal Haizum noted that their goal was to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the world of motor sport and to show the full potential of the knowledge applied by young engineers. Their aim was to apply their knowledge and skills to build a world-class racing car that is efficient in energy but also great in performance”.

Figure 3. Alfaisal University’s participating team at the 2017 Formula Student Competition in Silverstone receiving the RaceTechmag Spirit of FS Award. The project was supervised by Dr Abdel Naser Daoud and sponsored by SABIC.