Formula Student Germany - Start on the race track. Straight to your career.

Combine your passion for motorsport with your professional ambition. Daimler supports Formula Student Germany, offering students with petrol (or electricity) running through their veins unique opportunities and the chance to make valuable contacts.

We are passionate about the transport of tomorrow. That's why we're always on the look-out for highly qualified specialists with team spirit and great ideas. For people who share our passion. And we often find them at the race track.

The Formula Student Germany is ideally suited to Daimler. Because one thing we have in common with the students on the program is a passion for automobiles. Since 2007 we have supported the participants in this very special series of races, which are held annually at the Hockenheimring.

In doing so, we are developing the young talent putting their heart and soul – not to mention their expertise – into the race cars they are working on. And at the same time, we are introducing this talent to the automotive industry.


The Formula Student Germany is an international design contest for students that has been held by Daimler's partner, the „Formula Student Germany e.V.“ under the patronage of the Association of German Engineers (VDI), since 2006. Students from around the world take on the task of designing a single-seater racing car in order to compete against each other in an international event.

Representatives of various Daimler departments act as judges. As well as judging the teams' work, they are also available to offer advice and information on anything from cars to careers.

Away from the race track, our exhibition stand provides participants of Formula Student Germany and visitors to the event with more information about joining Daimler.

Since 2010, the Formula Student Electric (FSE) event has been promoting the development of purely electrical vehicles as part of the Formula Student Germany competition. Daimler is represented on the panel of judges by specialists from various departments. And we award the Daimler Best E-Drive Packaging Award for the most accomplished integration and configuration of the electrical drive train in a racing car.

All teams who are going to take part in the Formula Student Germany 2018 in Hockenheim have the chance to qualify for Daimler team sponsoring. Two combustion and two electric teams will be sponsored for two seasons.

Each sponsoring package is to the value of 10.000€. Furthermore, every team is supported by a Daimler mentor and will be invited to our Racetrack@Daimler event where they can test their car in preparation for Hockenheim. The teams will also have the chance to take part in various workshops and trainings and get to know Daimler.

The application period for the Daimler Team Sponsoring 2018 has already been closed and the teams to be sponsored in the upcoming seasons have been selected. Four teams have qualified for a Daimler sponsorship.

In the electric car category, Elefant Racing (Bayreuth) and Running Snail Racing (Amberg-Weiden) made the cut, while the combustion engine category was won by the teams Cat Racing (Coburg) and KA-RaceIng (Karlsruhe).

We are looking forward to an exciting season 2018!

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