Cromax backs Formula Student eRacing

Cromax, one of the three premium global refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems, has collaborated with the racing team of Academic Motorsports Association of Zurich (AMZ) in Switzerland.

Founded in 2006 by students of ETH Zurich, the city’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) university, AMZ Racing has produced a prototype every year to compete in Formula Student competitions throughout Europe.

Formula Student is an internationally recognised motorsports competition specifically developed for students from universities around the world. In 2010, AMZ, the first Swiss team in Formula Student, moved to the eRacing series, which focuses on electric-powered racing cars.

The 2018 AMZ eRacing car, called eiger after the infamous Swiss mountain, was prepared at Axalta’s Training Centre in Pratteln, Switzerland, by the students and painted by Axalta technicians.

Nirushan Arumugam, CEO of AMZ Racing and an engineering student, said, ‘AMZ offers us the opportunity to put our theoretical knowledge into practice in a highly-complex engineering environment. During this process we gather experience in the fields of leadership, innovation, and most importantly, teamwork. We also had a lot of fun and enjoyed the very positive and encouraging atmosphere the Axalta technicians generated.’

The AMZ Racing team, comprised of about 65 students from Swiss universities, will enter eiger into various Formula Student races through the season, which runs from July 2018.