History

Since the Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ) was founded in 2006 by students of ETH Zurich it has produced a prototype to compete in various «Formula Student» competitions in Europe every year. After having built three cars powered by combustion engines, AMZ has moved forward to developing electric racing cars since 2010. The association is financially independent and supported by numerous financial, manufacturing and parts sponsors as well as institutes of various Swiss universities. AMZ is the first Swiss team in Formula Student.

For the introduction of the Formula Student Driverless competition, a team consisting of AMZ alumni and new students will rebuild flüela, the car from 2015, to be able to drive autonomously. For the first time in AMZ history, two cars will be prepared for competitions in the same year. 

The association offers students the opportunity to put their acquired theoretical knowledge into practice in a highly complex engineering environment. During this process they gather experience in the fields of leadership, innovation and quality management, cost analysis, project and product documentation as well as risk control.

Organisation

AMZ offers an active or passive membership. Active members design the racecar for the upcoming Formula Student season, whereas the passive members mostly consist of so-called «veterans». Veterans are students that have participated in Formula Student for at least one year. They assist the core team with their knowledge and their experience.

The association is listed in the commercial register of canton Zurich (CH-020.6.001.279-8). Its executive board consists of chairman Fabio Widmer, co-chairman Jonas Abeken, accountant Stefan Hutzli and one observer.

Places

Besides the office located in the CLA building of ETH Zurich, AMZ also operates from a workshop at Technopark Zurich. Both locations are available courtesy of ETH Zurich's Institute of Virtual Manufacturing.

Participation

AMZ Racing Team is always looking for enthusiastic young engineers! You are a student at a Swiss university, willing to learn, to be productive and fascinated by motorsports? If so, then come join the world's most successful Swiss Formula Student Electric team! Take the chance to gather valuable project experience which will – besides offering an enjoyable time – put you in a good position when it comes to job applications. Besides contributing as a volunteer you can join the team through the following programs:

    ETH Zurich

    Master Mechanical Engineering

    SEMESTER THESIS
    Subject embedded in Focus Project, free choice of subject, supported by several professors of D-MAVT:
    8 credits

    MASTER THESIS
    Subject embedded in Focus Project, free choice of subject, supported by several professors of D-MAVT:
    30 credits

    Master Electrical Engineering

    SEMESTER THESIS
    Subject embedded in Focus Project, free choice of subject, supported by several professors of D-ITET:
    8 credits

    MASTER THESIS
    Subject embedded in Focus Project, free choice of subject, supported by several professors of D-ITET:
    30 credits