We build a Formula-style racing car.


Northwestern Formula Racing is Northwestern University's Formula SAE team. 

Our mission is to learn by doingproduce the world’s best engineers by building critical engineering skills, manufacture a competitive vehicle, and place alumni in top engineering jobs around the world. 

Throughout the school year, we raise funds for, design, build, test, and enter an inter-collegiate competition with an open-wheeled, motorcycle-engine powered road racing car.


We expect to unveil NFR18 on April 24, 2018 at 4 p.m. outside the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center at Northwestern University.


Northwestern Formula Racing expects to compete at the Formula SAE Michigan competition between May 9 and May 12, 2018 at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Let us know if you'd like us to be there!



About our sub-teams, super-quickly.

Our sub-teams are responsible for the design, manufacturing, and testing of specialized components and systems. 


Engine, fuel, exhaust, intake, and cooling systems.


Wheels, springs, brakes, uprights, hubs, anti-roll bars, and rockers.


Harness, data acquisition, wiring, and engine management computer.


Drivetrain, frame, seat and headrest, pedal box, steering, and the impact attenuator.


Bodywork, mounts, wings and air flow.


The work we do would not be possible without our sponsors.