Formula SAE is a competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The competition is open to engineering faculties worldwide and consists of the design, construction, and testing of an open wheeled race car. The cars are constructed according to engine and frame limitations that promote engineering creativity. All cars must pass through a 96 point technical inspection before being allowed to compete. The cars are built over a time period of one school year and are taken to several competitions each year with over 150 schools from 13 countries participating.
Queen's Formula team members contribute over 10,000 man-hours each year to designing, building and testing the car, as well as managing the team's finances, logistics, and external relations. FSAE provides valuable real world experience that can be directly applied in the automotive, as well as other, engineering sectors in post graduate pursuits.
The annual Formula SAE series consists of four competitions - Formula SAE Michigan, held each May at the Michigan International Speedway, Formula SAE Lincoln and Formula SAE Electric, simultaneously held each June in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Formula Hybrid, held each April at the New Hampshire International Speedway.