History

The Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ) was founded in 2006 by students of ETH Zurich and has produced a prototype to compete in various «Formula Student» competitions in Europe every year since then. After having built three combustion powered cars, AMZ moved forward to developing fully electric racing cars in 2010. With the introduction of the Formula Student Driverless class in 2017, AMZ became a pioneer in developing autonomous race cars. Since then, AMZ engineers a new driverless race car on the basis of a vehicle from previous years in addition to the new electric one every season.

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. 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.

Organisation

AMZ offers an active or passive membership. Active members design the race car 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 (CHE-114.814.216). Its executive board consists of chairman Manuel Dangel, co-chairman Marc Gantner, accountant Michael von Büren and one observer.

Infrastructure

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 one of the world's most successful Formula Student teams! 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. Please visit our recruiting page for more information!

Apart from contributing as a volunteer, you can integrate the project into your studies as part of the following programs: 

ETH Zurich

Master Mechanical Engineering

SEMESTER THESIS
Choice of subject embedded in the Project, supported by several professors of D-MAVT:
8 credits

MASTER THESIS
Choice of subject embedded in the Project, supported by several professors of D-MAVT:
30 credits

Master Electrical Engineering

SEMESTER THESIS
Choice of subject embedded in the Project, supported by several professors of D-ITET:
8 credits

MASTER THESIS
Choice of subject embedded in the Project, supported by several professors of D-ITET:
30 credits

Master Robotics, Systems & Control

SEMESTER THESIS
Choice of subject embedded in the Project, supported by several professors of D-MAVT:
8 credits

MASTER THESIS
Choice of subject embedded in the Project, supported by several professors of D-MAVT:
30 credits

Master Computer Science

SEMESTER THESIS
Choice of subject embedded in the Project, supported by several professors of D-INFK:
5 credits

MASTER THESIS
Choice of subject embedded in the Project, supported by several professors of D-INFK:
30 credits