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The Combustion Team was born in 2003 to participate in the Formula SAE and Formula Student events. Since our first debut in 2004, today we are in 23rd place among more than 500 international teams.
Moved by a passion for racing and for challenges, we want to create the most performing car, developing new technologies in the field of alternative fuels and composite materials.

  • Aerodynamics:
    • Multielement front and rear wing, flat underbody with diffuser and ground effect bottom
    • CL (downforce coefficient) > 3
    • Aerodynamic efficiency > 2.5
    • Load at 50 km/h > 400N
    • Aerodynamic package weight: 14kg
    • Engine cooling: double radiators, 30° tilted, in parallel system
  • Engine:
    • Custom engine 708cc 4 cylinders in line, longitudinal
    • Bevel gear transmission, four gears
    • Power: > 90cv @10500rpm
    • Torque: > 80Nm @ 7500rpm
    • Fuel: E85 (ethanol)
    • Electropneumatic gearbox, shift time < 0,1 sec
  • Suspensions:
    • Cfrp double wishbone suspension, front pull-rod, rear pushrod
    • Antiroll device: front T-bar, rear U-bar, titanium blades for tuning
    • Ohlins dampers TTX-25 with independent adjustments
    • Hoosier Slick 16’x7, 5’-10’ tyres, magnesium rim
    • Brake disk with four piston callipers on front and two piston callipers on rear
  • Chassis:
    • Monocoque chassis made from carbon fiber with aluminium honeycomb
    • Torsional stiffness: > 5000Nm/°
    • Monocoque weight: 18,5kg
    • Total weight of the car: 207kg
    • Aramid fibres reinforcements
  • Cockpit:
    • Carbon fiber seat, steering wheel and pedals
    • Belt with 6 adjustable points
    • Dashboard with custom display to give information to the driver
    • Adjustment of the brakeforce distribution and of the proportional valve
    • Adjustable pedalboard and anti-affossamento considering the driver’s height
  • Electronics:
    • Magneti Marelli Motorsport SRT-E control unit
    • Dedicated control unit for the actuation of the gearbox
    • Sensors: oil temperature, water temperature, brake disks temperature, speed, accelerometer, ground clearance laser, tyres temperature laser
    • Automatic control of engine temperature and management of the cooling system

FACULTY ADVISORS

According to the F-SAE rules, each Team must have one Faculty Representative at least, nominated by the University. His role consists in driving the Team during the circuit races and the public events, providing general advices and supervising the production.

CHASSIS & STRUCTURE

The department designs the monocoque and all the structural elements of the car. It collaborates with all the divisions in order to optimise each component and to guarantee the maximum lightness, respecting at the same time the resistance and stiffness standards.

POWERTRAIN

It is aimed at getting the best compromise between maximum power and minimum fuel consumption (with alternative fuel), optimizing weight and mechanical resistance of each component. The target is to reach the best efficiency so they use up-to-date design software and run several FEM and CFD simulations using experimental analysis.

ELECTRONICS & IT

This division is responsible for developing and programming the electronic components of the car: systems such as electronic gearbox, traction control and DRS. In addition it works on part of IT management for the entire Team, keeping operational the workstations on which the simulations are carried out.

AERODYNAMICS

The Aerodynamics division works on the aerokit design aimed at translating the highest engine power onto the track by keeping the dynamics sharp and efficient . All the designs are created by our innovative engineers and assessed on track using CFD.

VEHICLE DYNAMICS

It aims at reaching the best performance in the lap time. They modify the behaviour of the vehicle by turning parameters on subsystems like suspension, steering, and brakes. The choices are made according to the drivers feedback and the virtual simulations.

COST & PRODUCTION

The division manages the production of all the cars’ components. The timing is crucial to let the other divisions test their work. In the second half of the season, it is in charge of the cost analysis for the Cost Report Document.

BUSINESS & MARKETING

It focuses on the relationship with sponsors and suppliers, public relations and the Team’s image.
It is also responsible of the Business Plan, the focal point of the competitions that ultimately reflects the performance of the division.

Formula Student UK – Silverstone 2019

Design event 143/150
Cost event 91/100
Business plan 55/75
Acceleration 75/75
Skidpad40/75
Autocross91.6/100
Endurance300/325
Efficiency46/100
OVERALL
Out of 126 teams

Formula Student Austria – Spielberg 2021

Design event99.4/150
Cost event58.5/100
Business plan0/75
Acceleration75/75
Skidpad3.5/75
Autocross37.7/100
Endurance11.2/325
Efficiency47.9/100
OVERALL433.4/1000 –
Out of 27 teams

Formula Student Spain – Montmelo’ 2021

Design event96/150
Cost event97.2/100
Business plan58.5/75
Acceleration75/75
Skidpad67.6/75
Autocross66.6/100
Endurance286.7/325
Efficiency22.5/100
OVERALL770.1/1000 –
Out of 17 teams

“Best Technology Innovation” prize


Formula SAE Italy – Varano 2021

Design event138/150
Cost event70.2/100
Business plan 37.9/75
Acceleration100/100
Skidpad65.7/75
Autocross124.3/125
Endurance265.56/275
Efficiency71.2/100
OVERALL872.9/1000 –
Out of 21 teams

Formula SAE Italy – Varano 2022

Acceleration

Formula Student Austria – Spielberg 2022

Acceleration

Formula Student East – Mogyoród 2022

Acceleration
  • Steel trellis chassis
  • Husqvarna 450 TC engine
  • Chain drive without differential
  • 44 mm Mikuni carburetor
  • Max power 30 HP at 8000 rpm
  • 13’’ wheels 
  • Steel trellis chassis
  • Husqvarna 450 TC engine
  • Chain drive with self-made differential
  • EFI electric injection
  • Max power 45 HP at 8000 rpm
  • Weight: 250 kg
  • 10’’ wheels
  • Steel trellis chassis
  • Husqvarna 510 TE engine
  • Chain drive with self-made differential
  • EFI electric injection
  • Max power 52 HP at 8000 rpm
  • Weight: 235 kg
  • 10’’ wheels
  • Steel trellis chassis
  • Husqvarna 510 TE engine
  • Chain drive with self-made differential
  • EFI electric injection
  • Max power 52 HP at 8000 rpm
  • Weight: 235 kg
  • 10’’ wheels
  • Steel trellis chassis
  • Yamaha-Minarelli 600 cc engine
  • Chain drive with self-made differential
  • EFI electric injection
  • Max power 50 HP at 7000 rpm
  • 10’’ wheels
  • Steel trellis chassis 
  • Yamaha-Minarelli 600 cc engine
  • Chain drive with self-made differential
  • EFI electric injection
  • Max power 78 HP at 7800 rpm
  • Weight: 265 kg
  • 10’’ wheels
  • Steel trellis chassis
  • Yamaha-Minarelli 600 cc engine
  • Chain drive with Drexler differential
  • EFI electric injection
  • Max power 58 HP at 8000 rpm
  • Weight: 195 kg
  • 13’’ wheels
  • Aluminum chassis
  • Engine derived from Husqvarna 510 TE 
  • Chain drive with Drexler differential
  • EFI electric injection
  • Max power 58 HP at 9000 rpm
  • Weight: 190 kg
  • 13’’ wheels
  • Aluminum chassis
  • Engine derived from Husqvarna 510 TE 
  • Chain drive with Drexler differential
  • EFI electric injection
  • Max power 60 HP at 9000 rpm
  • Weight: 190 kg
  • 13’’ wheels
  • Aluminum tubular chassis
  • Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 engine
  • Chain drive with Drexler differential 
  • Max power 85 HP at 11000 rpm
  • Weight: 245 kg
  • 13’’ wheels
  • Aluminum tubular chassis
  • Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 engine
  • Chain drive with Drexler differential
  • Max power 90 HP at 11000 rpm
  • Weight: 240 kg
  • 13’’ wheels
  • Carbon chassis
  • Suzuki GSX-R 600 engine
  • Transmission with bevel gear and Drexler differential
  • Max power 95 HP at 11000 rpm
  • Weight: 235 kg
  • 13’’ wheels
  • Carbon chassis
  • Suzuki GSX-R 600 engine in longitudinal position
  • Transmission with bevel gear and Drexler differential
  • Max power 95 HP at 11000 rpm
  • Weight: 235 kg
  • 10’’ wheels
  • Carbon fiber chassis: total weight 200 kg
  • 4 cylinder in-line engine: 708cc – > 90 cv
  • 0-100 km/h : < 3 s
  • Max speed: 120 km/h
  • Max lateral acceleration: 2,5 g
  • Launch control and traction control
  • arbon fiber monocoque frame
  • Electro-pneumatic gearbox with paddles on the steering wheel
  • Digital instrumentation and wireless telemetry with GPS
  • Full aerodynamic package with DRS