Formula Student


General information


For the 2018 competition, we require all teams to identify team members wishing to attend the Silverstone event.

To understand how to organise this please download the procedure PDF


You can find details of accommodation local to Silverstone Circuit here:


Details of the Financial Awards for the 2018 competition can be found here.


For 2018, a student campsite will be in operation from midday Tuesday 10 July until midday Monday 16 July.

The campsite will once again be at the Whittlebury Hall campsite, operated by Goose Live Events.

View Frequently Asked Questions here or click here to book.



Food will be available to purchase onsite, but please note that payment will be in cash (pounds sterling) only. Also, there are plenty of food stores within a 15 minute drive of the circuit. 


We do not advise that you have anything delivered to Silverstone during the competition as the organisers cannot take responsibility for any deliveries.

Electric Connectors

Please provide your own electric connector (16amp C-Forms) as they will be not be available to hire onsite.

Energy Meters

All Class 1 Electric Vehicle entries will be issued with a data logger at Driver Registration (see Event Schedule). Further information on the data loggers can be found here.

European Health Card for UK Teams Competing in European Events

All UK team members should hold a valid European Health Card if competing in European Events. This entitles you to free medical treatment in the EU. If you have an existing card, ensure that it is still valid. You can visit the NHS website to update your card or to complete a free application for a new card.

Event Handbook

The event handbook for teams will be available to download here and limited copies will be provided at registration

Download the FS2018 Team Handbook here

Event Schedule

The event schedule for Formula Student 2018 will be available closer to the event. For reference only, you can view the event schedule for Formula Student 2017 here.

Download the FS2018 site map here

Fuel Data

Please download the relevant information here:

Sunoco E85-R product information

R SUR Racing Gasoline - spec sheet


Each Silverstone garage is 18m wide x 16.5m deep. Hence, each team will have 6m deep x 4m wide, allowing eight cars per garage with a centre walkway.  Electricity and water will be available in all garages, as well as a separate WC/restroom in each garage.*

*This should be used as a guide and is subject to change.

Impact Attenuator Testing

Any accredited testing site can be used, such as MIRA and TRL. Tests should only be conducted using equipment that is designed for the job. Please submit any test equipment facility details to the Formula Student Question Database for the appropriate judge to approve.

    Internet Access:

     Free Wi-Fi will be available across Silverstone, including the Business Presentation rooms.


Silverstone has a fully-equipped Medical Centre.


Vehicles can be parked onsite and the parking allocation for teams and visitors will be confirmed nearer to the event. Please note that no support vehicles will be allowed in the paddock area during competition times. Therefore, once a team has dropped off their FS car and equipment to the garage, the support vehicle will need to be parked in the car park.


Formula Student endeavour to achieve high levels of safety during the competition and as such wish to highlight that the use of remotely controlled and unmanned aerial vehicles for photography or otherwise is prohibited at the event regardless of any safety features, fail-safe systems or insurances that may be present or in force.

Scrutineering Queue:

A scrutineering queue will be available ahead of the Formula Student 2018 competition.

Shipping and Transporting Cars

The earliest we can receive car shipments to Silverstone is 09:00 Tuesday 10 July.  The site will be locked down to receive Formula One authorised deliveries only prior to this.  The address to ship to is:

c/o Neil Carr-Jones, Formula Student UK
Medical Car Park
Silverstone Circuit
NN12 8TN

Once you have shipment confirmation, please let us know delivery details and we will add to our schedule and ensure someone is ready to receive it.

Download Shipping Guidance for FS2018 here

Teams will have access to the circuit from 14:00 Wednesday 11 July.

Crates must be collected no later than 17:00 Monday 16 July.


Please note that any guests or sponsors of your team will need tickets to enter the site. Spectator places are now available to purchase via Silverstone: book your place today and get access to all the action!

Student membership

Students studying at a UK university must be a student Affiliate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to compete at Formula Student. Affiliate membership is FREE to all Formula Student team members, regardless of course being studied. Apply for Affiliate membership.

International students who have not competed in SAE International, SAE Australasia, SAE Brazil, VDI, VDE, or ATA must also become Affiliate Members of the Institution.

Team Leaders need to ensure that all team members become Student Affiliate Members and all membership numbers need to be quoted in the Team Member Details section of your account prior to the event. Faculty Advisor membership is optional.

Track Layout

Details of the 2018 track layout will be available closer to Formula Student 2018.


See the notes for the fitting of transponders.

Visa Application guidance

See the guidance for applying for a UK Visa here.

Get in touch

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