https://virtualformula.vi-grade.com/

WHAT IS VIRTUAL FORMULA?

 

Virtual Formula is a contest built upon the rules and regulations of the Formula SAE and Formula Student competitions.

Register free-of-charge and get access to our state-of-the-art VI-Motorsport simulation software to find the best set-up for your car! You will have to optimize a given vehicle model and virtually race against all other teams on the typical Formula Student dynamic events. The car with the best overall score takes the trophy.

In order to fully support all different vehicle configurations, and line up with the rules and regulations of the Formula Student events, the competition will feature two different categories, one reserved for combustion engines and one dedicated to electric drivetrain.

NEW! This year’s competition will be be divided in two subsequent phases: the OFFLINE phase and the ONLINE phase.

  • The OFFLINE phase will consist of optimizing the performance of a virtual racecar by minimizing the lap-time on given tracks. 
  • The 3 best teams will be qualified for the ONLINE phase of the competition, in which the teams will race against each other on a DESKTOP Driving Simulator, using the cars they have designed and submitted at the end of the OFFLINE phase.

The team that scores the best combined ranking will win the competition and will be awarded with all top-notch Fanatec hardware and VI-grade software needed to upgrade the team’s Windows PC to a fully functional VI-grade DESKTOP Simulator as well as with a one-day session at one of VI-grade’s SimCenters located around the world to understand how our cutting-edge solutions are used by OEMs, suppliers and motorsport teams to develop and fine tune their cars. ​
 

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WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT


In a strong competition against 224 participants in representation of 129 teams from all over the world, the Gspeed Electric Formula Racing Team from Jilin University, Changchun, China and the UniBo Motorsport Electric from University of Bologna, Italy have won the OFFLINE phase of the 2021 edition of the championship, respectively in the Internal Combustion and the Electric Vehicle categories

Also, the first 3 qualified teams of each competition who dispose of a DESKTOP Driving Simulator will join the ONLINE phase, which will run through the month of April. The team that scores the best combined ranking will win the competition and will be awarded with all top-notch Fanatec hardware and VI-grade software needed to upgrade the team’s Windows PC to a fully functional VI-grade DESKTOP Simulator as well as with a 1-day session at one VI-grade’s SimCenters located around the world to understand how our cutting-edge solutions are used by OEMs, suppliers and motorsport teams to develop and fine tune their cars. 

The winner of the 2021 Virtual Formula competition will be announced in occasion of VI-grade's 2021 Zero Prototypes Summit on May 20th, 2021

We would also like to thank all the other teams that participated in the 2021 Virtual Formula and that made the competition more exciting!
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REASONS TO PARTICIPATE

 
  • To learn vehicle dynamics software used by leading motorsport teams and automotive OEMs
  • To get in touch with vehicle dynamicists from sponsoring companies
  • To improve your vehicle design in a virtual environment for real results at the next FSAE event
  • To join the VI-grade network of vehicle specialists and software developers
  • To add important competences to your resume for your future career in the automotive industry
  • To learn how to use a Driving Simulator for your Formula Student related activities 
The team that scores the best combined ranking will win the competition and will be awarded with all top-notch Fanatec hardware and VI-grade software needed to upgrade the team’s Windows PC to a fully functional VI-grade DESKTOP Simulator as well as with a 1-day session at one VI-grade’s SimCenters located around the world to understand how our cutting-edge solutions are used by OEMs, suppliers and motorsport teams to develop and fine tune their cars. 

 
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DATES TO REMEMBER

 
The Virtual Formula is open to all interested students in the field of vehicle dynamics simulation. However, to keep the competition fair, we will only grant a maximum of two node-locked VI-Motorsport licenses per team.

The Virtual Formula 2021 competition schedule is as follows:
  • Registration until -> Extended to February 7th, 2021
  • Delivery of licenses to all registered teams -> February 5th, 2020
  • Walkthrough and Q/A Webinars -> by end of February 2021 
  • Deadline for delivery of results (OFFLINE phase) -> March 15th, 2021
  • Ranking announcement (OFFLINE phase) + start of ONLINE phase -> March 30th, 2021 
  • ONLINE phase -> by end of April 2021
  • Winner announcement -> by end of May 2021
 
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