Gestamp has fostered the Formula Student for another year and, this time it has reinforced its commitment by supporting the young university talents that take part in the Formula Student Spain championship. But, what is Formula Student Spain?
It is the largest motor competition at university level in the world and in the 2018 edition was held between August 22 and 26 at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit (Montmeló). The competition was addressed at engineering students coming from 18 countries, including Spain.
The teams participating in Formula Student Spain are prepared throughout the year with the aim of designing and developing the prototype single-seater vehicle that they will be using to compete during the racing season. Countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic held the competition and welcome students in the historic circuits of Hockenheim (Germany), Silverstone (United Kingdom) or Assen (Holland).
In the Spanish circuit of Montmeló, the 80 participating teams carried out a series of static and resistance tests before preparing the dynamic tests and rolling the cars through the circuit. In addition, they performed a technical inspection to demonstrate the capabilities of the prototype vehicle they presented.
5 Gestamp’s sponsored teams
Gestamp has historically supported the Formula Student Spain competition as a corporate sponsor. In addition, in this ninth edition has been sponsor of five teams out of the 21 that represented Spain in Montmeló to reinforce its commitment to young talents.
More precisely, Gestamp has supported "ETSEIB Motorsport", from Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial de Barcelona; "Formula UC3M", from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid "UVigo Motorsport", of the Universidad de Vigo; "Tecnun eRacing", from Universidad de Navarra, and "Formula Student Bizkaia", from Universidad del País Vasco.
In addition, throughout the year, Gestamp has organized two events at its facilities in Barcelona and Bilbao with the aim of giving all possible logistical support to the teams, who were able to expose the progress of their cars, as well as receive help and get to know company's professionals.