Anteater Formula Racing (FSAE Internal Combustion Engine) 2021-22


Each year, Anteater Formula Racing designs, manufactures, tests, and competes with an open-wheel car modeled after Formula 1 racecars. Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) is an international organization that puts on competitions worldwide every year. There are dynamic components that involve racing the car itself, and static components that revolve around testing students knowledge of the engineering design process and business tactics. This year, the team will be working on the newest iteration of the car, named "Peter the Pavement Eater" or, PPE for short.

The team of 45 students participate in the design, manufacturing and testing phases to gain the engineering skills needed for industry in a highly-technical, fast-paced and competitive environment. The team collectively spends over 15,000 hours each year developing the car and its subsystems while balancing their engineering coursework.  

Engineering students earn jobs in several industries, including automotive, aerospace, electrical, software and more, because of the hands-on training and development of not only technical skills, but also communication and management skills acquired through participating in FSAE. Being an internationally recognized program, FSAE is considered by industry experts to be a pivotal addition any new engineer’s resume.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Keep last year's car, Jinx, operational to obtain test data and validate our lap-time simulator.
  • Running car by end of Fall 2020.
  • Pass FSAE Technical Inspection on the first try.
  • Finish all attempts in all dynamic competition events: Acceleration, Skid Pad, Autocross, Endurance and Efficiency.
  • Improve design score and reliability by finishing the car early and conducting extensive testing.
  • Score in the top 10 for the static events: Business presentation, Real-Case Scenario, Cost Event. 

Team Website

For more information about Anteater Formula Racing, visit

How to Join Anteater Formula Racing

Recruitment typically happens in late June/early July of each year, and the instructions for application are made available through many platforms such as the school of engineering email, Instagram @anteaterracing, Facebook "Anteater Racing", and many student discord channels. UCI students can also contact for information.

Please note: Any major can apply. Project Members enroll in MAE 189+195 for Technical Elective credit or MAE 93 for Elective Credit to meet graduation requirements. Members are required to attend twice-weekly meetings and complete design, manufacturing and verification tasks as assigned by Project Lead Engineers.

How to Support Anteater Formula Racing

Corporate sponsors and personal donors are a huge part of what makes Anteater Formula Racing possible. If you would like to support us alongside our incredible current sponsors (click here to see our full list), please contact us below!

Team Contacts

Michael Tauvar, AFR Chief Engineer 2021-2022

Nicole Weston, AFR Project Manager 2021-2022


Dr. Tryphon T. Georgiou, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering




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