The testing ground for the next generation of world-class engineers
KTH Formula Student is about learning. Learning to work as a team to produce a high quality product. The experiences gained from the year long project provides the members with a head start in the transit between academic studies and the future workplace.
KTH Formula Student was founded 2003 by Dr. Fredrik Westin, former PhD student at KTH. Since then we have competed continuously in Formula Student competitions. Today, the team consists of around 30 students from all educational phases and programs.
We've finally decided to change our name, from KTH Racing to KTH Formula Student. The subject has been up for discussion within the team many times in the past years, and although we weren't sure of what the new name should be, we always agreed on our project being more focused on gaining engineering experience than racing. Our ambition is to be the KTH student project closest to a "real-world engineering experience", not strictly limited to automotive design and racing.
The vast majority of our work consists of planning, building relations to the industry, practicing engineering design and manufacturing.
The practical experience students gain from this project, especially in teamwork and time management, should be applicable and valued in any field of engineering. These things considered, we felt that our old name simply didn't properly represent the extent and complexity of our project. With the launch of our new website we couldn't have asked for a better timing for changing the name and in the end decided to go with KTH Formula Student.
Sincerely, Artur Adson Project Manager
Our new logo
The symbol is a "Valknut", a symbol with roots in 7th century Sweden. The symbol consists of three interlocking triangles.
The symbol is believed to symbolize the god Odin's power to bind and unbind both objects and people. This is similar to our team, individual team members with different skills tightly joined together with each other and the project.
Team in focus
What does the different parts of the team do? We payed a visit to the group leads to get to know more!
How do you go about designing the drive train? Drive train group lead lets us in for a few secrets