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Volkswagen to continue support for Formula Student Germany in next racing season

Volkswagen to continue support for Formula Student Germany in next racing season

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  • Volkswagen is continuing its involvement in Formula Student Germany (FSG) in the next racing season and will once again sponsor selected university teams entering the international design competition.
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In future, the company will focus more strongly on the “Driverless” category than has previously been the case in order to bring the innovation areas of electric drive systems and autonomous driving even closer together. At the Hockenheimring, the company also recruits new career entrants. Trainees and interns who were active in Formula Student have repeatedly joined Volkswagen.

“The atmosphere at the Hockenheimring was fantastic,” said Prof. Dr. Stefan Gies, Head of the Mid- and Fullsize Series Group at Volkswagen and FSG Patron. “Each of the teams devoted a great deal of energy, passion and time to its racing car.”

Formula Student Germany is a meeting point for talented young engineers who are thrilled by cars, innovations and teamwork. Volkswagen offers the best graduates a variety of career opportunities.

Martin RosikHead of Human Resources at Volkswagen

Volkswagen will continue its team mentoring program with selected university racing teams in the next racing season. Gies: “In future, we will be focusing more strongly on the ‘Driverless’ category than has previously been the case with a view to bringing the innovation areas of electric drive systems and autonomous driving even closer together.” At the weekend, the e-gnition team from Hamburg University of Technology already took third place in the “Driverless” class.
Martin Rosik, Head of Human Resources at Volkswagen, said: “Formula Student Germany is a meeting point for talented young engineers who are thrilled by cars, innovations and teamwork. Volkswagen offers the best graduates a variety of career opportunities.”

Volkswagen supported the following teams: Bremergy (University of Bremen), DUT Racing Team (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands), Ecurie Aix (RWTH Aachen University), e-gnitionTeam (TUHH – Hamburg University of Technology), HorsePower Team (University of Hanover) and Lions Racing Team (Brunswick University of Technology).

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