There are many venues worldwide, but the first Formula Student race took place in the USA in 1981. It was not until 1998 that the competition swam to the other side of the Atlantic in Silverstone, England. This was quickly followed by other European host countries such as Italy (Riccardo Paletti Circuit, Varano de’ Melegari), Austria (Red Bull Ring, Spielberg) and Germany (Hockenheimring, Hockenheim). In the meantime, Formula Student has established itself worldwide. The competition is divided into three different classes. On the one hand, cars with classic combustion engines (Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle – CV) compete against each other.
This is followed by the trend-setting Electric Vehicle (EV) and recently there has even been a Driverless Vehicle (DV; either in CV or EV) class. CURE starts with a single-seater electric car. The individual groups, consisting of students, make these cars independently and must convince with their final product in order to be able to assert themselves against the other teams. Not only the race performance counts, but also the construction, the financial planning and the sales arguments. All these aspects flow together in the evaluation and ultimately determine the overall placement.