SAE Collegiate Design Series

Formula SAE Events History

North American Competitions

Formula SAE

First Competition - 1981
Organizing Institution - SAE
1981 Competition DataNumber of registered teams: 6
Number of participating students: 40
Site: University of Texas, Austin, TX
2016 Competition DataNumber of registered teams: 120; onsite: 117
Number of participating students: 2470
Site: Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI

Formula SAE Lincoln

First Competition - 2012
Organizing Institution - SAE
2006 Competition DataNumber of registered teams: 70
Number of participating students: 559
Site: California Speedway, Fontana, CA
2016 Competition DataNumber of registered teams: 80; onsite: 73
Number of participating students: 1330
Site: Lincoln Airpark, Lincoln, NE

Formula SAE Electric

First Competition - 2013
Organizing Institution - SAE
2016 Competition DataNumber of registered teams: 25; onsite: 22
Number of participating students: 370
Site: Lincoln Airpark, Lincoln, NE

Formula SAE at VIR

First Competition - 2008
Organizing Institution - SAE
2008 Competition DataNumber of registered teams: 43
Number of participating students: 559
Site: Virginia International Raceway, Danville, VA
2009 Competition DataNumber of registered teams: 40
Number of participating students: 315
Site: Virginia International Raceway, Danville, VA
Note: SAE announced event suspended until further notice due to economy and lack of student demand.