Any team made up of those studying for a University degree qualification. This may also include those studying for foundation degrees or apprenticeships at Technical Colleges if there is a link to a University. The competition regularly sees first time entries and returning teams from across the UK as well as Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Asia and more: we welcome all teams who want to participate and excel in their chosen field of engineering.
There are three classes of entry available; Formula Student, Concept Class and FS-AI.
For running vehicles with IC, EV or Hybrid powertrains the Formula Student competition exists, where the rules are principally the same as FSG and FSAE but with UK specific supplementary regulations. For new teams who may wish to embark on a 2-year design project, Concept Class exists to provide an opportunity for initial design feedback and the opportunity to test the manufacture of a few components or a rolling chassis without the requirement to design and manufacture a running vehicle in a single competition year.
We also offer FS-AI, an autonomous class with options for teams to either develop their own autonomous FS car or utilise the IMechE’s autonomous vehicle platforms, the ADS-DV. Additionally, if using the common platform, teams can choose to have shared use of the IMechE’s vehicle or even purchase their own for ongoing R&D.