In the summer of 2006, students from the department of Mechanical Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki created a team that was able to design, construct and test a racing car in compliance with FSAE regulations. This was the first vehicle made by students in northern Greece. ART was first introduced at Fiorano’s race in Italy. Over the past 15 years, ART has counted 18 successful participations in FSAE competitions.
Aristotle Racing Team publishes newsletters regarding its progress every month and takes place in several events. This way, we keep both our sponsors and our followers up to date regarding every step of designing and manufacturing a formula type Racing Vehicle.
Formula Student is among the world’s most prestigious and well established academic motorsport competitions. The event began as Formula SAE in the United States in 1980, and has since grown to involve over five hundred universities, with official events being held in 10 countries around the globe.
Formula SAE encompasses all aspects of car manufacturing, including research, construction, testing, developing, marketing, management, and fund raising. Student teams from all over the world design, build, and race a small-scale formula-style racing car, offering students to put theory into practice in a dynamic and competitive environment.
The competition is divided into 2 categories: static events, which include the business presentation, costs analysis, and design evaluation and the dynamic events, which encompass the endurance race, the efficiency, the autocross event, the acceleration test, and the skid pad.
ART’s headquarters is the place where the team designs, manufactures and assembles each racing car. It is divided into the offices’ area and the workshop.
The engine is setted up in a specially configured workshop before it is mounted on the car. This way the team collects data, tests and optimizes the engine’s performance.
The Drop Tower is a custom made machinery that is used to collect data and test the Impact Attenuator.
In addition, ART utilizes the University’s facilities to manufacture demanding parts of a racing vehicle.