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Formula Student


Spectator Tickets

We are delighted to invite you to Silverstone for the return of the live finals of Formula Student this summer, as over 100 university teams from over 30 countries travel to compete in the Institution's biggest and best competition of the year.

Spectator tickets to join Formula Student 2023 in July will be available in Spring 2023; join us at Silverstone to get up close to a busy grid of custom-build combustion, electric, hybrid and autonomous racing cars, competing in fast-paced events designed to test teams' vehicle engineering and driving abilities to the limit.

Plus, children 15 and under go free: capture the imagination of your young engineers and enjoy all the passion and excitement of an engineering competition!


Please note: tickets are only available online via the Silverstone box office website and will not be available to purchase on the door. 


Book your tickets today

Tickets include:

Free roving grandstand seating
Access to the Formula Student paddock
Free parking
Live commentary

Children 15 & under can attend for FREE

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Across the weekend

Check out the teams in their garages as they get ready, find out which cars pass all the tests to get on track, watch cars drive themselves in the FS-AI autonomous events, enjoy refreshments in the paddock area, check out a busy exhibition area and much more!

  • 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 to get them ready for the track events.

  • FS-AI events

    FS-AI events

    Teams 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.

FS Partners

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  • Ansys
  • Bentley Motors

FS-AI Partners

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FS Category Sponsors

  • RS Grass Roots
  • MAHLE Powertrain
  • Polestar

FS Sponsors

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  • Aston Martin F1
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  • McLaren Applied
  • Newton Europe
  • ABDynamics
  • Multimatic

Need some help?

Contact the Formula Student team if you have any questions.