Bruin Formula Racing - Formula SAE 2023

Hello, we are Bruin Formula Racing, the Formula SAE racing team at UCLA! We compete in the Formula SAE competition, a challenge developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Each year, teams around the world are tasked with designing, fabricating, and competing with small formula-style race cars.

Last year, we had trouble funding our Mk. 7 vehicle so we decided to reach out to family, friends, and supporters through GoFundMe. We were able to raise enough money to finish our car and send more than 40 of our members to Michigan, and are proud to have finished the competition in 5th place overall! This was our most successful season ever, and would not have been possible without the help of donors like you!

This year, Bruin Formula Racing will compete in the May Formula SAE competition at Michigan International Speedway, in Brooklyn, MI. We need your support to help finish this year’s car, Mk. 8, and help get our amazing members out to competition!

Our Story:
Bruin Formula Racing (BFR) was founded in 2012 and is one of UCLA's premier engineering organizations. We provide UCLA students with the opportunity to develop hands-on skills that complement the conceptual lessons taught in the classroom. Students will learn how to think critically about design choices, present their ideas, and propose creative solutions to the unique challenges that accompany engineering projects. The competition will provide students with an unparalleled opportunity to work in a high-stress, high-stakes environment, where we look forward to testing our vehicle and validating results from the numerous races we will compete in. BFR alumni go on to work at some of the world’s best engineering companies, helping make the future a reality.

Our Goal:
As a student organization, fundraising is always a challenge. BFR’s goal is to make a high-quality engineering education as accessible as possible, which is why we do not charge any membership fees. But a project of this scale requires immense financial resources. We're extremely grateful to the many university funds and generous sponsors and private donors supporting this year’s vehicle. Your donations will go toward purchasing components and services to complete our vehicle, and help get our members to competition!

Visit us at our website, and follow us on Instagram @bruinformula to stay updated with the team!

Thank you for your support!

Render of our upcoming vehicle, Mk. 8, made possible with your support!

Donations (61)

  • Tony Hughs
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Soni Goel
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
  • Ishwara Kedila
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
  • Veeda Almeida
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
  • Richa Gupta
    • $30 
    • 7 mos

Fundraising team (48)

Bruin Formula Racing
Los Angeles, CA
Vinay Nagappala
Evan Garrison
Team member
Raised $1,375 from 7 donations
Chris Orr
Team member
Raised $1,022 from 3 donations
Maya Darvas
Team member
Raised $1,020 from 2 donations
Rohan Shinde
Team member
Raised $360 from 3 donations
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