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Waikato Formula SAE Team (WESMO)

The Waikato Formula SAE team (WESMO) was formed in 2006. Each year the team builds an open wheeled single-seat style race car to compete in Formula SAE. Formula SAE is an international competition where students must design and build their own car. This competition involves universities from many different countries. Competitions are held in Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, USA and Japan.

In 2017 the team were placed a respectable 7th overall in the Internal Combustion (IC) class.

Who can be involved?

The Waikato Formula SAE team not only consists of engineering students, but also involves Waikato University management and graphic design students. The team manage everything from scheduling, budgeting, fund raising to cost-control, design, sourcing equipment, materials and components, manufacturing and testing.