INTERNSHIP DRIVETRAIN2019-04-11T14:01:55+00:00




Formula Student is the largest engineering competition in the world for students. The project is designed to increase the quality of newly examined engineers by giving them more practical experience during their studies. Each year, Formula Student teams are challenged to make a fictional manufacturing company to design and develop a small formula-style racing car targeted at the nonprofessional weekend autocross enthusiasts. Based on a predetermined set of templates and rules, they must design the fastest, most effective racing vehicle possible while minimizing costs, maximizing reliability, and utilizing the latest automotive technologies. Competitions are held all over the world and teams are judged by leading engineers from the automotive industry on not only how the car performs but also how well it is engineered.


The chief drivetrain is responsible for the design and build of the drivetrain for the car. You will work together with assigned project members and manage them with their research, design and building process. The drivetrain is one of the most important pieces of a race car, any car for that matter. It connects the powertrain to the wheels, making sure the car actually drives! You will be working together will all the departments. This function requires you to continue with it after the internship!


  • A complete, rule compliant, drivetrain for the HFS-05 car (with documentation)
    • Containing at least, but not limited to:
  • Gearbox
  • Gearbox modifications
  • Differential
  • Differential brackets
  • Driveshafts
  • Shifting
  • Sprocket adapter
  • Final drive
  • A well-managed and organized department.
  • Literature report

Final report


The work will be conducted mostly at the HAN Formula Student office at the HAN University of Applied Sciences. (Automotive building)


The work will start in September 2019 and end after the competitions in the summer of 2020.
This means you will stay in function after you finished your internship!
At least 40 hours a week.


  • English is a must
  • Communication skills
  • Management skills
  • Engineering skills
  • Mechanics of materials skills
  • Solidworks simulation skills
  • Continuing after internship (full year assignment)
  • No 9-5 mentality


Sydney Labrie – main contact person

Mihai Popescu – current chief drivetrain engineer

Arthur Appelman – HFS team advisor

Feel free to come by at the team room to ask for more details and/or experiences!