Northwestern Formula Racing (NFR) is a team made up of more than 70 students from across the University, including the McCormick School of Engineering. We design, build, test, and race an open-wheel formula-style car every year. The design and construction of our vehicle provides students with the opportunity to supplement their world-class education with an aggressive practicum.
Our members work across five technical concentrations including aerodynamics, chassis, electronics, power train, and suspension. NFR is a small organization, and beyond technical application, our team sees opportunities to develop and exercise their expertise in all areas of operation, including management, communication, finance, marketing, and leadership.
Our Competition Class: Formula SAE
As registration allows, we compete annually at two events sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), one at the Michigan International Speedway and another previously held in Lincoln, Nebraska, now held in California. Each contains a week-long series of presentations and events in which vehicles are scored both by their performance on the track and by evaluation by leading industry professionals.
The design cycle for NFR21 is already underway.
How to Help:
- Give! Every contribution brings us closer to putting our car on the track and helps us cover everything from stock material to competition registration.
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Our ambitious endeavors would not be possible without your support. We hope you join us in building NFR21 and the next generation of engineers.