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TU Graz Racing Team

The TU Graz Racing Team is the fastest student team of TU Graz! The team develops, designs and constructs racing cars to take part in the international Formula Student competitions.

TANKIA, the name of the TU Graz Racing Team, stands for There Are No Kangaroos In Austria. This is to avoid being mixed up with the competition from down under.

There are around 50 team members and all are united by the one mission: to build the best Formula Student racing car!

Christoph Wellershaus, Source: Wellershaus
Christoph Wellershaus, Team Leader 2018

TU Graz Racing gives students great opportunities to put what they have learned into practice, to discuss technical problems and solutions with other students and to get experience in international competitions.

In our team, students can deepen their knowledge and skills in many different areas, from automotive engineering specialties to organization and PR. In cooperation with several institutes of TU Graz, we also offer bachelor’s and master’s projects. Besides each person’s own work, we strongly emphasize and encourage teamwork and sharing, ensuring that the fun factor doesn’t get lost.

Everyone who is ambitious and wants to have unforgettable experiences alongside their studies should drop in to our office on Inffeldgasse and dive into the world of motor racing!

Logo TU Graz Racing Team, Source: TU Graz Racing Team


  • Name: TU Graz Racing Team  
  • Tasks: Development of a Formula Student racing car and participation in international competitions
  • Address:
    Inffeldgasse 25D
    8010 Graz  
  • Contact:

  • On Social Media:

  • Target group: students of the following subjetcs: mechanical engineering, business engineering, electrical engineering, software development, physics, telematics, informatics, chemistry, business administration, law, media and design
The TU Graz Racing Team 2019, Source: TU Graz Racing Team

Services for Students

  • Driving dynamics engineering
  • CFD, FEM and topology optimizations
  • Learn to work with carbon fibre
  • Software and sensor system development
  • Setup of test stands (for engines, brakes etc.)
  • Project management tasks
  • Design and social media
  • Make contacts in industry/business
  • Write bachelor’s and master’s theses



  • 1st place over all at the Formula Student Austria
  • 1st place over all at the Formula Student Italy
  • 2nd place over all at the Formula Student Germany


  • 1st place over all at the Formula Student Spain
  • 2nd place over all at the Formula Student Germany
  • 2nd place over all at the Formula Student Michigan


Are you motivated? Do you want to apply your knowledge to practical work? Have you always wanted to work in a professional racing team? Then TU Graz Racing team is right for you!

TU Graz Racing team offers a wide range of tasks and activities – marketing, chassis, aerodynamics, suspension, powertrain, electronics, IT – which means that students of both engineering and business subjects can find something to do!

If you would like to support the team, visit our Website for details, visit our social media pages or drop by our office in Inffeldgasse 25d!