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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.

Silverstone will once again host teams in 2021 for a behind closed doors Formula Student competition; join us on the Formula Student YouTube channel for the official event live stream and catch up on all the action of the Dynamic events of the Saturday and Sunday. 

Saturday 24 July 2021 - starts 9am until 5pm BST

Sunday 25 July 2021 - starts 9am until 5pm BST




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 scrutineering tests to get on track.

  • Watch the first teams test their cars
  • View the teams as they prepare
  • Watch teams pass the brake, tilt and noise tests
  • Soak up the atmosphere of the competition
  • FS-AI teams undertake the autonomous Acceleration event on the main straight



The dynamic events begin: from the figure-of-8 Skidpad and fast-paced Acceleration in the morning to the 1km Sprint course in the afternoon, check out how this year's grid of cars and drivers perform on track!

  • Skidpad event
  • Acceleration event
  • 1km Sprint event
  • On-track testing
  • FS-AI Skidpad and Drive events



The culmination of a year's hard work ends in the gruelling Endurance event: which teams will make it to the end of the course and in the fastest time? The ultimate test of drivers and their machines!

  • Endurance Event
  • On-track testing

The Challenge

Formula Student challenges teams from universities across the globe to design, build and drive a Formula Student race car.

Each team goes through a rigorous testing process.


Static Events:

  • Design, Cost and Sustainability, and Business Presentation Judging
  • Technical and Safety Scrutineering
  • Tilt Test
  • Brake and Noise Test

Dynamic Events:

  • Skid Pad (Figure of 8)
  • Sprint
  • Acceleration
  • Endurance 
  • Fuel Economy

Formula Student is a benchmark for real-world experience and each year the best and brightest go on to join Formula One™ teams and leading engineering companies, including Ferrari, Williams Grand Prix Engineering, Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains, ExxonMobil, MAHLE Powertrains and Bosch

About Silverstone

Home to the British Grand Prix plus numerous other automobile and cycling events, Silverstone is conveniently situated right in the heart of the UK, approximately 90 minutes north of central London and 60 minutes south of Birmingham. Road access is exceptionally easy along the A43 dual carriageway from either the M40 or M1.

By public transport the nearest stations are Northampton, Banbury or Milton Keynes all of which offer fast connections to destinations throughout the country.

See Silverstone on a map and get directions.

Silverstone Circuit
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Formula Student takes place in Silverstone, home to the British Grand Prix plus numerous other automobile and cycling events.

See Silverstone on a map and get directions

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