The Formula SAE Team of University of Pisa

For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. H. L. Mencken

What Is E-Team

E-Team Squadra Corse is the Formula SAE team of University of Pisa. This challenging experience started back in 2007 and has been growing and improving each year thanks to the contributions by many talented students.

What We Do

The team designs, manufactures and competes with single-seater cars in the Formula SAE circuit. Since 2021 it builds two cars, the combustion one and the driverless one. The combustion vehicle is a prototype with a monocoque frame, made mainly of carbon, which aims to achieve maximum performance. The aim of the driverless vehicle is equiped with fully capable autonomous driving hardware and software.

What We Do

Top 5 Formula SAE Italian Team

2021 - DV Best Design - Formula ATA
2021 - DV Best Cost Report - FSG
2021 - CV Best Cost Report - Formula ATA
2019 - CV Best Cost Report - Formula ATA
2019 - CV Best Business Plan - Formula ATA
2019 - CV Best Business Plan - FSG

Powertrain Division

The main goal of the Powertrain division is to improve and analyse the different aspects of the engine in order to obtain the best efficiency possible, which is then transformed into mechanical energy and finally transmitted to the wheels. Furthermore, it studies the aspects of the cooling system as well as the exhaust and the power supply.

Chassis & Vehicle Dynamics Division

The Chassis division works on the structure and performances of the vehicle. It combines the different vital components to optimally balance the masses. Its ultimate goal is to design a vehicle characterized by excellent dynamics as well as the highest safety for the driver.

Combustion VehicleGalileo

By putting together what we learnt during our university studies, a lot of hard work and effort, the Galileo combustion vehicle was born. A hybrid chassis was developed by combining the monocoque at the front and a trellis frame made of tubular steel at the rear. This allowed to easily install the Honda CBR600RR engine. The materials used for manufacturing include CNC machined aluminum (for hubs, hub carriers and rockers), and titanium (for the drive shafts and the exhaust system). The intake, necking and many other non-structural details were 3D printed. Also the aerodynamics of the vehicle was curated as precisely as possible: this includes the front wing, the rear wing, belly, belly pans, the underside and the extractor, which help increase the vertical load and allow for a higher grip and stability.

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Driverless Division

The Driverless division represents one of the greatest strengths of the E-Team, since it studies and works on the production of the self-driving vehicle. The vehicle is equipped with sensors, actuators and computing units, which relay on perception and prediction algorithms in order for the car to move autonomously.

Electronics Division

The Electronics division is responsible for the installation and monitoring of all electronic and electric devices placed in the vehicle and especially the cockpit. The team ensures the correct functioning of all sensors and transmissive components that allow the driver to send commands to the control units.

Aero-composites Division

The Aero-composites division focuses on weight-lightening the vehicle's components by studying and employing innovative composite materials like carbon fiber and sandwich structures. Furthermore, the team works on the aerodynamics to optimize the vehicle's performance and enhance airflow channelization to the airbox, the sidepods and the wings.

Driverless VehicleKerubless

Kerubless is our first Driverless vehicle and its unique features were awarded the first place at the Design Event during Formula ATA 2021 in Italy and the Cost Event during FSG 2021. KerubLess is based on KerubLast, the combustion vehicle developed by E-Team Squadra Corse in 2019. KerubLess is an open-wheel vehicle with sensors and actuators, able to compete in the FSG driverless category. The vehicle is equipped with LiDAR and stereo-camera to perceive the environment and a complete software stack to perform on-line track mapping and trajectory planning.

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Public Relations Division

Every important team needs to communicate its identity in the best possible way! This is what our PR department does, managing the team's social profiles and looking after its image, but not only. We assist the technical sectors in the choice of the best communication strategy but also to meet the needs of the Sponsors who support and finance most of our activities. We work behind the scenes in the management division.

Logistics and Administration Division

The main task of the Logistics and Administration division is to supply and satisfy the different orders and needs that come from the projects of others divisons: these can vary from spare parts to documentations. Furthermore, it is involved in planning and organization of seasonal test and races.

Cost Report Division

The objective of the Cost Report division is to prepare for the Cost and Manufacturing Event, which consists of two main parts: a discussion about the official documents produced during the year, which describe the prototype and the methods used to evaluate its production cost, and a second part related to the general understanding of the processes and costs associated with the production of a race car.

Business Plan Division

The Business Plan division deals with the development of two entrepreneurial project starting from combustion and driverless vehicles. The Business Plan consists of a series of documents that describe the business idea, operational plans, revenue structures, marketing plans and financial forecasts; one of the main objectives refers to convince potential investors to finance the project.