Redback Racing Team (Formula SAE-A Car)

Redback Racing Team (Formula SAE-A Car)

Formula SAE, also known as Formula Student, is an engineering design competition where students from universities across the globe design, manufacture and race small open-wheeler racing cars to compete at Formula SAE events every year.

The competition is the largest motorsport category in the world, with over 500 teams from multiple continents competing to win the multiple Formula SAE events held each year.

The aim of the competition is to allow students to build their practical skills in a competitive environment based on their theoretical knowledge, thus assisting them to become well-rounded graduates.


Redback consists of two main branches: Technical and Business.

The Technical team looks after the design and manufacture of our race car each season. It is made up of nine departments:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Brakes
  • Chassis
  • Data Acquisition
  • EV Powertrain
  • IC Electrics
  • IC Powertrain
  • Suspension
  • Vehicle Dynamics

The Business team is responsible for day-to-day as well as long-term operation of the team. The branches within Business include:

  • Recruitment
  • Internal Relations
  • External Relations
  • Marketing
  • Media

Together, they form the main team who volunteer their time to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the team.

How to get involved

For further queries, feel free to contact us via email.

We accept students from all year levels and faculties. 


  • Chief Technical Team Leader
  • Deputy Project Team Leader
  • Project Team Leader
  • Technical Team Leader
  • Team Member


In order to join the team, new members will either complete a New Member Project or undergo an interview process. This will be dependent on the intake period and the department they wish to join.

All members are required to complete the appropriate safety inductions. They will then receive relevant training depending on which department they enter.


Across the year, no specific time commitment required.


  • Accredited by UNSW Advantage = Yes
    (For recognition on Australia Higher Education Graduation Statement)

Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity


Interest area / Advantages

Sport, outdoor & physical activities

Skills required and/or developed

Entrepreneurship, Event & project management, Interpersonal & communication, Problem solving & practical skills, Team work & networking

Contacts and more information


UNSW Engineering


Ellen Pan, Team Leader


[email protected]


For more information about co-curricular activities, see UNSW Advantage.

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