Tognum sponsors up-and-coming engineers
Posted on April 30, 2010
This year, Tognum, the specialist for propulsion and power solutions, is again one of the main sponsors of the “Formula Student Germany” motor sport design competition scheduled to take place from 5 - 8 August at Hockenheimring.
- Main sponsor of “Formula Student Germany” design competition
- Sponsorship for student teams from several universities
Friedrichshafen, 30 April 2010. This year, Tognum, the specialist for propulsion and power solutions, is again one of the main sponsors of the “Formula Student Germany” motor sport design competition scheduled to take place from 5 - 8 August at Hockenheimring. Around 80 university teams from around the world will be lining up against each other with their “own-brand” racing cars, some of which can reach speeds of up to 150 kph. Tognum sponsers several of those teams. These include, amongst others, the teams from the University of Stuttgart, the Technical University of Braunschweig, the University of Karlsruhe and the Technical University of Graz. The team from the Cooperative State University of Baden-Württemberg in Ravensburg is receiving sponsorship from Tognum for the fourth year in a row. Three members of the team are currently completing the practical element of their integrated university course at Tognum.
“The students in this competition gain outstanding specialist knowledge during their courses and they also gather valuable experience of teamwork, and those are factors which we value highly when it comes to finding qualified staff for the future”, commented Joachim Coers, member of the Tognum executive board with responsibility for human resources.
“Formula Student Germany” has been staged by the Association of German Engineers (VDI) since 2006. Unlike other motorsport competitions, in the Formula Student event it is not the fastest car that wins but the one that achieves the best overall results in the categories design, racing performance, financial planning and marketing.
The Formula Student event has its origins in the USA, where around 140 student teams still take part every year in the original Formula SAE® competition which was founded in 1982. Since 1998, “Formula Student” has also been staged in England, Australia, Italy, Japan and Brazil. With just a few modifications, the competitions are based on the same rules so that the teams and their vehicles can take part in multiple events.