Local sponsorship is a must. Also don't always expect money from sponsors, but whatever service they can offer is really helpful. For example there's a local company here that lets us use their equipment (lathes, mills, painting facilities, etc.) during their evening shift. That's been extremely helpful as it allows us to keep working when the shop at school closes. Another company did our brake rotors, and another supplied us with our fasteners. These are all little things, but they add up and are extremely helpful in the big scheme of things.
Univeristy punishes engineering student for posing next to the car with a bikini.
On one hand I can understand the "bad publicity" and crap that could go the university's way from these photos, but suspending the whole race team is pretty BS.
Formula Student Germany said:Ergonomics judging FSG 2011
By: Steve Fox
Attention all FSG student competitors:
The Chief Engineering Design Judges would like to make the following announcement:
In addition to checking all cars for proper ergonomic fit this year using a 95th percentile male Design Judge, we have a little surprise for you. For the first time ever at FSG, we might be using a 5th percentile female Engineering Design Judge to check your cars for proper ergonomics as well.