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Spectator Tickets

Join us at Silverstone and get up close and personal with some phenomenal combustion engines and electric single-seater racing cars built entirely by students who just might go on to design, build or race the F1 cars of the future.

Experience the drama, passion and excitement as over 100 university teams from dozens of countries across the world compete to design, build and race the best single-seater race car. Spectator tickets for the public days of the competition (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) will be available around Spring, either for individual days or for the full weekend (Friday to Sunday).


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Friday Events

Check out the teams in their garages and across the paddock as they set up for the weekend ahead and ensure that their cars pass all the tests to get on track, plus the start of the FS-AI autonomous events.

  • Scrutineering


    Vehicles go through thorough technical checks of a team’s work.

  • Brake/Noise/Tilt Test

    Brake/Noise/Tilt Test

    Key tests of a car’s design and driver to get them ready for the track events.

  • FS-AI events

    FS-AI events

    Teams begin to put their autonomous driving systems through their paces.

Saturday Events

The dynamic events of the competition begin: find out how this year's grid of cars and drivers perform on track between Acceleration and Skidpad in the morning and Sprint in the afternoon.

  • Acceleration


    A 75m speed course down the National Straight, culminating in a run-off for the fastest six cars.

  • Skidpad


    A fast-paced figure of eight circuit, designed to test the handling and manoeuvrability of a vehicle.

  • Sprint


    Teams compete in a time trial event on a winding, 1km Autocross-style course set around Copse Corner.

Sunday Events

The culmination of a year's hard work ends in the gruelling Endurance event, where completion is not guaranteed. Find out which teams will make it to the end of the course and in the fastest time.

  • Endurance


    A 22km-long course set around Copse Corner that includes a driver change midway. A true test of a team’s drivers and their vehicles.

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