Centaurus Racing Team is a team of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly. It was formed in 2009 from a team of undergraduate students and is active in the area of Formula style race-car design and manufacturing. The history of the team's race-cars consists of Chiron, Nessus, the improved model of Nessus, Nessus R and Thireus.
Centaurus Racing Team participates each year in the biggest student competition, Formula Student, and has participated in 7 competitions as of now. Those are: in 2011 at Varano, Italy, in 2012 at Silverstone, England, in 2013 again at Varano, Italy, in 2014 at Gyor, Hungary, in 2015 at Hockenheim, Germany, returning in 2016 at both Hockenheim and Gyor, participating for the first time in its history in two competitions in the same season. We should note that in 2011 the team participated in class 2, which requires a complete design of the race-car, while since 2013 and until now, in class 1 which requires a fully functional race-car. The team is constantly improving and getting increasingly better rankings each year. Last year it managed to rank 10th in general ranking among teams from all over the world, at Gyor, Hungary.
This season Centaurus Racing Team is going to participate in Formula Student Czech Republic with the improved version of its third race-car, Thireus.