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A student of vehicular engineering

Formula Student provides students with excellent experience

It lets students develop their practical automotive engineering skills within a team setting.

Formula Student is organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in partnership with the Society of Automotive Engineers. The competition sees teams from all across the globe taking part in the events at Silverstone in July shortly following the end of the annual British Grand Prix. 110 teams take part in the Class 1 events with fully constructed and running vehicles; Class 2 is reserved for teams still in the design and manufacturing processes who will compete in Class 1 the following year.

LSBU Motorsports is comprised of a group of engineering students, whose goal is to design, build, test and present a race-worthy vehicle to Formula Student.

Facts and figures

  • 156 student teams from 34 countries have been chosen for Formula Student 2016.
  • Formula Student culminates in a competition to be held from the 14-17 July at Silverstone. The first Formula Student, held at the MIRA proving ground in July 1998, featured just seven teams.
  • Formula Student UK is part of a global series of similar events linked by organising body Formula SAE.
  • The cars can go from 0-60mph in less than three seconds.
  • Formula Student usually forms part of the students’ engineering degree course and counts towards their final mark.
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