Formula Student was born as a project to open the way for young engineers of all nationalities to the world of motorsport, specifically in the design and assembly of single-seaters. The first time this project saw the light of day was in 1979 on American soil thanks to Mark Marshek, a professor at the University of Houston (Texas) who started to pull the strings for the creation of a new racing car competition by recent graduates in applied sciences.
A few years later, in 1981, the first official competition of Formula SAE took place, organised in the State of Texas thanks to the University of Austin. A total of 6 teams made up of around 40 students took part, far from few taking into consideration the time and the location of the event. In the following years it grew in influence and participation, reaching the United Kingdom in 1998 and establishing itself in other countries around the globe (Europe, Japan, Australia, india…), hosting teams and students from a multitude of nationalities.