In 1999 some students of the RWTH Aachen had the idea to found a Formula Student Team. Already in the following year the plan became reality with Ecurie Aix.

The name of the team is a reference to the motorsport history of the Aachen region. The famous race track Spa-Francorchamps can be reached in less than an hour. It not only stands for the world-famous corner "Eau Rouge", but was also home to the Formula 1 team Ecurie Francorchamps, which was one of the dominant ones in motorsports at that time. The French word for racing team, Ecurie, was thus adopted in the name of the RWTH team and combined with Aix-la Chapelle, the French name for Aachen.

With the eac01 (ecurie aix car 1), Ecurie Aix was one of the first German teams to participate in Formula Student in 2002. Following the first car of the racing team, new bolides were built every two years, which participated in various events in the USA and the UK. Thus the eac02 proved itself in Birmingham and Detroit. In 2006, the eac03 competed in Detroit and Hockenheim.