Formula Student ONPU Team Interview

Introduce your team briefly

We are the first Ukrainian team.

Our mission is to give a rebirth to the Ukrainian motorsport culture!Since founding we became an example to follow for other universities of Ukraine. The team help a lot of students to maturate in their branch. Student can study motorsport engineering as educational program in the university. It became possible thanking for students who were team members and decided to stay at the university.

Despite the war in our country we do not lose a hope to participate in educational competition to improve our engineer skills.

Tell us about your team’s history with Formula Student

Our team was founded in the 2011 year. Since then we built 6 cars and take part in 7 Formula Student events.

2013 – Formula Student Hungary

2014 – Formula Student Hungary

2015 – Formula Student (Great Britain)

2016 – Formula Student Italy

Formula Student East (Hungary)

2017 – Formula student Italy

2018 – FS Baltic Open (Estonia)

The first cars were almost fully build with money of participants. But for a decade Formula Student ONPU have become a brand and our team has searched people that support us.

What does joining Formula Student Netherlands mean to you? 

Joining FSN is very important for our team because it is only two Formula Student team in Ukraine and even if one them go to the competition it will have a lot of attention in mass media. But we could not participate in the competition in the two last year because of COVID situation in our country. It is even harder for us now but we believe that our participation will help to raise morale in Ukraine.

What are your main goals for this year?

Our main goal for this year is to come to the Netherlands. 

What made you think of/choose FSN?

Our is always looking for the new place of the competition. The first reason is that we have never been in Netherland so we decided to change the situation, Other one is interesting registration quiz that was very interesting.

What makes you different from the other teams?

Our team color is a turquoise. Our surnames are alike to names.

What is your most significant achievement in Formula Student so far?

Our the most significant achievement is participant in Formula Student Great Britain. We took the 60th  place from 90 at the event.

38th place Cost and manufacturing event

69th place Engineering Design Report

44th place Presentation Event

Do you think there are any positive outcomes for the competition from the current situation?

The main goals for us is to improve our engineer skills. So if we participate in the competition, we will have positive outcomes.

What can the Formula Student organising bodies do to help the struggling teams due to the recent events?

It was nice that organizers accepted us for free on the competition. It will be enough for us if it will have a place to rest and food on the event.

Describe your car in three words

Yellow blue warrior

You can follow the Formula Student ONPU Team for more updates and news on their social media platforms:

Instagram: @fsonpu

Facebook: @fsonpu

Website: http://fs.opu.ua/ru/

We look forward to welcoming the team to the track!