Team Founding

The team begins its journey with the first official recruitment. Organizes internally, acquires the basic knowledge it needs and is ready to start the first design steps.


FSAE Italy

The team's first participation is a fact and it ends successfully by taking 2nd place in the Business Plan Presentation competition and 8th place in the overall classification of the category.


Racecar Construction

The team returns to Xanthi and aims to build the first racecar, with now adapted designs, based on observations from feedback from the races.


Competition in Class 1 of FSAE Italy

The team completes the construction of its first car. "Argo" participates in the Class 1 category of Formula Student competitions, and ranks 20th among international teams. In September he presents at the 84th D.E.Th. "Argo" as the central exhibit of the D.P.Th.


After a year of inactivity due to Covid-19 in 2021 we came back strongly with our participation in the Formula Student Netherlands competition in which we won 6th place out of 27 teams from all over Europe.


Formula Student Alpe Adria

Following the developments and the new reality in the automotive industry, we decided to make the change to electromobility. After a year of planning, testing and manufacturing we managed to build our first electric car the E-XR1. In August 2022 we took part in the Formula Student Alpe Adria competition in Croatia.


Who we are

Democritus Racing Team was founded in 2017 in Xanthi. The team represents the Democritus University of Thrace in the Formula Student and FSAE (Formula Society of Automotive Engineers) engineering training events, facing students from all over the world.

What we do

The aim of the competitions is to design, compose and test a prototype single seater "style" Formula racing car, based on a set of regulations, the purpose of which is not only to ensure road-racing safety but at the same time to solve complex problems in the field of engineering.

Our members

Η ομάδα αυτή τη στιγμή αποτελείται από 35+ προπτυχιακούς φοιτητές, οι οποίοι σπουδάζουν σε διάφορα τμήματα του Δημοκριτείου όπως στο τμήμα μηχανικών παραγωγής και διοίκησης, στο τμήμα ηλεκτρολόγων μηχανικών και μηχανικών υπολογιστών, καθώς και στο τμήμα αρχιτεκτόνων μηχανικών.



0 (Points)

The main goal of the competition is the practical application of all the theoretical knowledge that each student receives. This is achieved through the design and construction of a racing single-seater Formula type, but also through the investigation of its perspective as a mass production model.



Το πρωτότυπο μονοθέσιο εξετάζεται και κρίνεται με βάση ορισμένα κριτήρια που έχουν τεθεί από την οργάνωση ως προς τον σχεδιασμό, το τελικό κόστος, την ανθεκτικότητα, την αντοχή και  τη δυνατότητα μαζικής παραγωγής του μέσω στατικών και δυναμικών αγωνισμάτων. Τα στατικά αγωνίσματα αφορούν τον σχεδιασμό, την κοστολόγηση και την παρουσίαση του μονοθεσίου ως προϊόν μαζικής παραγωγής και λαμβάνουν χώρα εκτός πίστας. Στα δυναμικά αγωνίσματα από την άλλη, εξετάζονται οι δυνατότητες του ίδιου του μονοθεσίου ( επιτάχυνση ,αποδοτικότητα κ.α.) και γίνονται εντός της πίστας. 


Mechanical Design Laboratory
Micro & Nano Technology Lab
Laboratory of Microtechnology and Nanotechnology
Laboratory of Mechatronics and Automation of Electromechanical Systems


Dr. Pantelis N. Botsaris (PROFESSOR IN CHARGE)
Pantelis N. Botsaris is a professor in the Department of Production and Management Engineering of Demokriteion University of Thrace and head of the mechanical design laboratory. Scientific Interests: Energy management in the production process, life cycle analysis, exploitation of waste energy, renewable energy sources and production processes, maintenance principles, design and material selection methodologies.
Dr. Antonios X. Gasteratos (FORMER PROFESSOR IN CHARGE)
Antonios Gasteratos is professor and president of the Department of Production and Management Engineering of the Demokrite University of Thrace and head of the Robotics and Automation laboratory in the same department. He teaches Mechatronics, Robotics, Control Systems, Electronics, Computational Optics and Simulation. He holds a PhD in Engineering while at the same time teaching in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Democritus University of Thrace. He has been a postdoctoral researcher in the science of Engineering at the Genoa University Department of Informatics and Telematics (1999-2000).