News and Events


Fall 2013 Recruitment Meeting

Interested in joing the team? Come to our recruitment meeting. Students from all faculties are welcome to attend, regardless of experience or year of study. The meeting is on

Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 7:00 PM in E5-2004

If you missed the recruitment meeting, there are also the general team meetings. Check out the side bar for more details. 

Engineering Science Quest

The University of Waterloo Formula Motorsports team hosted an event in conjunction with Engineering Science Quest. Team members mentored grade five and six students as they engineered balloon powered cars. Through this design experience, participants faced challenges similar to those encountered building an FSAE car. After much experimentation and testing, the kids put their creations to the test with a race.  We then got the chance to show off our creation: the 2013 UW Formula Motorsports car.

YouTube channel revival

The University of Waterloo Formula Motorsports team is pleased to reintroduce the team YouTube channel. The last video uploaded was in 2010 and has not seen much usage since. Competition videos from Formula North 2013 have been uploaded and are available for your viewing pleasure. We will be uploading videos archived from past seasons as well. Videos can be found through our YouTube alias, UWFormulaStudent

A week of testing

With the gorgeous sunny weather and both competitions completed, summer marks an important time in our race season: testing. We had the opportunity to take our car to the Waterloo Region Emergency Services Training and Research Complex, and put it in a low speed wind tunnel. We were able to validate the CFD model of our car and do flow visualization to better understand the behaviour of our aerodynamics package.

UWFM at Mosport

On October 7th, the team went out to Mosport to compete at the U of T shootout. We had some issues with the car but we managed to get some good laps in. At the end of the day we came back with an award, Mr. Plow! Watch the video below for a lap around the Mosport Kart Track during the competition. Driving and video credits go to Michael!




Formula SAE Michigan - Team 106

UW Formula Motorsports will be competing at the 2013 Formula SAE Michigan competition as team #106. We look forward to joining the many others in this year's competition. 

In the mean time, we still have one more event for the 2012 season - the University of Toronto Shootout. We will be in Bowmanville for October 7th at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for a day of autocross racing. 

SDC Open House

Interested in joining the team? Missed out on our recruitment meetings? On Tuesday September 18th, the Student Design Centre will be open from 3 to 6 PM for you to meet the University of Waterloo's finest engineering design teams. This will be your chance to find out what UW Formula Motorsports is all about and meet the many members on our team. You can find us in our team bay, E5-1009 (or you can look for racecar). In addition, we are having our weekly team meeting at 7 PM the same day in E5-2004.

Sponsor Visits

In the past few weeks, the UW Formula Motorsports team has been meeting with our sponsors. Many thanks goes to our sponsors who made the 2012 season a success. You can find more details in our biweekly newsletter. If you are looking for photos, you can check out our flickr page.

Update! Registration available for 25 Year Celebration

The 25 Year Celebration has been updated! A registration page is now available for alumni and sponsor attendees. For further information, visit the event page.

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of Formula Motorsports!

25 Year Celebration

Join us as the University of Waterloo Formula Motorsports team celebrates 25 years of racecars, teamwork and dedication! Come for a day of fun in the sun with many family and kid friendly activities as well as a barbecue, tours of the new Engineering 5 building and the Student Design Centre, and to meet the current team members. We will be serving Brick Brewery products and there will be entertainment provided by DJ Flash from 91.5 The Beat!