MIT Motorsports (Formula SAE)

MIT Motorsport’s mission is to educate students as professional engineers and leaders through the development of a competitive prototype vehicle. Working with the team takes students out of the classroom and allows them to apply textbook theories to real work experience.

MIT Motorsports (Formula SAE) At a glance

Number of Members:

50 members in 2017-2018
Team leaders: 
  • Cheyenne Hua
Year began: 
2001
Advisors: 
Amos Winter
Location: 
N51
Team Updates

MIT Motorsports placed second overall at the 2017 Lincoln SAE Collegiate Design Series event in Lincoln, Nebraska. The team earned high finishes in four different categories at the June 24 event, which is part of the SAE Collegiate Design Series. They placed second in the category of Endurance, third in Autocross, third in Skid-Pad, and fifth in Acceleraton. In the Endurance category — which tests acceleration, speed, handling, dynamics, efficiency, and reliability over a 22-kilometer course — the MIT Motorsports team had the fastest lap at 83.7 seconds and overall finished just 17 seconds behind the winners, Penn Electric Racing from the University of Pennsylvania.

Our Sponsors

Edgerton Center, Altium, Mechanical Engineering Department, Marlin Oil Corporation, kx, General Motors, AIRTECH Advanced Materials Group, Beantown Taqueria, Bertucci's Italian Restaurant, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, SBG Systems, Blue Origin, Advanced Circuits, AeroAstro Department, Gordon Engineering Leadership Program, LINEAR Technology, The First Electronics Corporation, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, VectoIQ, SKF, Calspan, Bender, Auto Accessories Garage

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