Our Goals

  • Engaging Student Engineers

    Our team is entirely student run - all design, fabrication, planning, marketing, outreach, and racing is done by students. Students leave the team with hands on engineering know-how and experience with communicating, working in groups, and managing time effectively.

  • Producing Successful Racecars

    Formula Racing is excited to build on our strong performance in the international Formula SAE Electric competition in 2018. For 2019, we plan to iterate on many of the previous year's systems with an emphasis on system-level optimization. Additionally, the team plans to focus on weight reduction throughout the vehicle.

  • Supporting Our Community

    Our team engages with various local communities to help educate people on electric vehicles and the benefits of hands-on engineering challenges at the university level.

Team Leadership

Colton Miles

Team Manager

Grad Date: June 2019
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Career Ambitions: Automotive, R&D, Advanced Driver Assistance, and Autonomous Vehicles
Hobbies: Photography, Adventures, Architecture, and Cars

Colin Arnold

Suspension Lead

Grad Date: December 2019
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Career Ambitions: Designing Suspension and Vehicle Dynamics in the Automotive Industry
Hobbies: TV, Video Games, and Personal Projects

Hironori Baba

Powertrain Lead

Grad Date: June 2019
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Career Ambitions: Mechanical Design, Hardware Development, Electro-Mechanical Systems, and Thermal Engineering
Hobbies: Piano, Baseball, and Food

William Bowes

Chassis Lead

Grad Date: June 2020
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Career Ambitions: Mechanical Design of Engineering Systems to Build a Better Tomorrow
Hobbies: Hiking, Music, and Backpacking

Blake Christierson

Vehicle Dynamics Lead

Grad Date: June 2021
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Career Ambitions: Computational Science, System Dynamics, and Fluid Dynamics
Hobbies: Backcounty Snowboarding, LEGO

Ryan Chu

Composites Lead

Grad Date: June 2019
Major: Materials Science and Engineering
Career Ambitions: Advance the Automotive Industry through Materials Science
Hobbies: Snowboarding

Brandon Collins

Electrical Hardware Lead

Grad Date: June 2019
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Career Ambitions: Research and Development of High Speed Digital Systems

Quinn Davies

Aerodynamics/Composites Lead

Grad Date: June 2020
Major: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Career Ambitions: Aerospace and Automotive Industry
Hobbies: Plastic Models, Board Games, Rock Climbing

Henry Lee

Drivetrain Lead

Grad Date: June 2020
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Career Ambitions: Defense, Automotive, Robotics
Hobbies: 3D Printing, Photography

Kyle Sager

Wheel Package Lead

Grad Date: June 2020
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Career Ambitions: Prototype engineering, R&D, Race Engineering
Hobbies: Racing, Automotive Restorations and Upgrades, Golf, and Music

Evan Sousa

Electrical Lead

Grad Date: June 2019
Major: Electrical Engineering
Career Ambitions: Design Electrical Systems for Manufacturer Racing Teams
Hobbies: Building Racecars

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Contact info
One Shields Ave. Davis, CA 95616 ucdformularacing@gmail.com
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