In front of the entrance is a sea of tents. Things already get going early in the morning, with the ‘Ecurie Aix’ Aachen team in the pit lane at 06:30 am at the latest. Now the tension increases: members and management of the team discuss what to do before the next classified trial: optimize the transmission a little here, stop the overthrow of the wheels there, or check the software again. “The nights are short and the days long. We camp right on the racetrack in order to have the shortest possible commute” says Leonard Hysky from ’Aachen Racing Team’, as the name translates into English. Where Formula 1 legends and DTM drivers come and go under the roar of engine noise, one of the most important tests of Formula Student Germany on the programme today is the ‘Autocross’.