Formula Sun Grand Prix

The Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) is an annual track competition that is held on grand prix or road style closed courses. This unique style of solar car racing is open to teams from around the world and truly tests the limits of the vehicles in handling curves, braking, and acceleration. On years when the American Solar Challenge (ASC) is held, FSGP serves as the qualifier event for this competition. Teams must successfully complete FSGP to prove their vehicles before they are allowed to start the cross-country ASC journey. The racing strategy applied during the three day FSGP track event is different than the cross-country ASC event. Driver training, passing strategy, and quick pit stops are crucial for teams racing in FSGP. It’s also essential to have a diligent team member in the timing booth and follow all of the rules of the track to ensure all laps get counted.

In the single occupant vehicle class, the winner of FSGP is determined by the total number of laps completed over the three days of racing. For multi-occupant vehicles the winner is determined by a formula including laps driven, number of passengers, average speed, and total external charging used during the event. The team & driver that completes the fastest single lap around the track in each vehicle class is also recognized in the awards ceremony. If your university is interested in entering the next FSGP competition, please download theĀ regulationsĀ for the event and start the event registration process.

Formula Sun Grand Prix 2022

The Formula Sun Grand Prix is not in any way associated or affiliated with the Formula 1 companies, FORMULA 1 racing, or the FIA Formula One World Championship.