Formula Student


About Formula Student

Formula Student (FS) is Europe's most established educational motorsport competition. Backed by industry and high-profile engineers such Patron, Ross Brawn OBE, the competition aims to develop enterprising and innovative young engineers and encourage more young people to take up a career in engineering.

The format of the event is such that it provides an ideal opportunity for the students to test, demonstrate and improve their capabilities to deliver a complex and integrated product in the demanding environment of a motorsport competition.

The project usually forms part of a degree-level project and is viewed by the motorsport industry as the standard for engineering graduates to meet, transitioning them from university to the workplace. It is a kite-mark for real-world engineering experience.

Each year hundreds of competitors attend our Learn To Win events, which are aimed at competitors to help teams get their cars ready for the next competition.

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If you have a question about Formula Student, we'd like to hear from you.

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The challenge

Your team is tasked to produce a prototype for a single-seat race car for autocross or sprint racing, and present it to a hypothetical manufacturing firm. Each team goes through a rigorous testing process, made up of:

  • Static events
  • Dynamic events

Learn about the challenge

  • Enjoy VIP treatment

    From exclusive access to VIP areas, enjoy an escorted tour of the paddock, to delicious complimentary catering and drinks throughout the day, the VIP package is the best way to experience FS.

  • Meet the FS committee

    Find out who's on the Formula Student organising committee. Find out how to get involved with the committee or to get in touch.

  • History of Formula Student

    From its inception in 1981, to its move to Silvertone in 2007, Formula Student has a rich history influenced by leading figures in the automotive industry and F1.