It's back: Europe's biggest engineering education competition returns to the home of British Motorsport on 19-21 July 2019.
Join the drama, passion and excitement as over 100 university teams from more than 30 countries across the world compete to design, build and race the best single-seater race car.
As a spectator, you will have the opportunity to 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. Plus, check out the first teams to compete in the new FS-AI competition, which sees teams design and run an autonomous vehicle using the unique ADS-DV drone car.
Friday 19 July 2019
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
- Enjoy paddock tours of this historic venue
Saturday 20 July 2019
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
- On-track testing
- Autonomous Drone car testing
Sunday 21 July 2019
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
- Autonomous Drone car events
Each team goes through a rigorous testing process.
- Design, Cost and Sustainability, and Business Presentation Judging
- Technical and Safety Scrutineering
- Tilt Test
- Brake and Noise Test
- Skid Pad (Figure of 8)
- 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
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.