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Formula Student


General information


For the 2023 competition, we will require all teams to identify team members wishing to attend the Silverstone event, further instructions will follow.

If you arrive late from Wednesday onwards, you must visit the Accreditation Center at the entrance to Silverstone and get your wristband before entering the paddock.

If you lose your accreditation wristband, you must vist the Accreditation Center to get a replacement.


See Camping


A campsite operated by Whittlebury Hall, walking distance from Silverstone Circuit, is our preferred supplier for your accommodation; click here to access full details of how to book.

Camping Frequently Asked Questions:

Can we BBQ? Safely, yes.  Raise them off the ground and dispose of your hot coals safely.

Can we bring soundsystems? Modest soundsystems, yes.  Be mindful that Whittlebury is a small rural village and noise travels.  No noise after 23:00 please.

Can we drink alcohol? Yes, but keep it sensible.  You’re working on cars and possibly driving them.  You’re all adults, use your common sense.

Will our stuff be safe? The campsite has 24 security, but we would advise that you keep any valuables with you (or leave them at home!).  IMechE and the campsite operators accept no liability for loss or damage to personal property.

Can I park next to my tent? No. For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, vehicle movement on the campsite is prohibited.  Ample parking is available in the adjacent field.

Can we camp close to our mates if they’re in another team? Sure – pop us an email when you’ve made your booking and we’ll do what we can to reserve adjacent plots.

My question isn’t answered here, where do I get more information? Check the T&Cs on the campsite booking form.  If you still can’t find an answer, email us at


Food will be available to purchase onsite, but please note that payment will be in cash (pounds sterling) only. Also, there are plenty of food stores within a 15 minute drive of the circuit. 


We do not advise that you have anything delivered to Silverstone during the competition as the organisers cannot take responsibility for any deliveries.

Electric Connectors

Please provide your own electric connector (16amp C-Forms) as they will be not be available to hire onsite.

Energy Meters

All Electric Vehicle entries will be issued with a data logger at EV Scrutineering, visit Forms and Documents for full guidance.

European Health Card for UK Teams Competing in European Events

All UK team members should hold a valid European Health Card if competing in European Events. This entitles you to free medical treatment in the EU. If you have an existing card, ensure that it is still valid. You can visit the NHS website to update your card or to complete a free application for a new card.

Event Handbook

The event handbook for teams will be available before the next competition and limited physical copies will be provided at registration.

Download the FS2023 Team Handbook here - last updated 12/07/2023

Download the FS2023 Event Guide here - last updated 12/07/2023

Event Schedule

The finalised event schedule for the next Formula Student competition will be available here.

FS2023 Timetable - last updated 04/07/2023

Fuel Data

Please download the relevant information here:

95ron E10 Data Sheet - last updated 10/07/2023
e85 Data Sheet - last updated 10/07/2023

Sunoco E85-R product information

R SUR Racing Gasoline - spec sheet


Each Silverstone garage is 18m wide x 16.5m deep. Hence, each team will have 6m deep x 4m wide, allowing eight cars per garage with a centre walkway.  Electricity and water will be available in all garages, as well as a separate WC/restroom in each garage.*

*This should be used as a guide and is subject to change.

FS2023 Garage Allocation (PDF) - last updated 15/07/2022

FS2023 Garage Allocation (Excel) - last updated 15/07/2022

Impact Attenuator Testing

Any accredited testing site can be used, such as MIRA and TRL. Tests should only be conducted using equipment that is designed for the job. Please submit any test equipment facility details to the Formula Student Question Database for the appropriate judge to approve.


Internet Access:

 Free Wi-Fi will be available across Silverstone, including the Business Presentation rooms.

Judging Schedule

The Judging Schedule and Garage Allocations for the next Formula Student competition will be available here.

FS2023 FS and Concept Class Design Cost Business Judging schedule (Excel spreadsheet) - last updated 18/07/2023

FS2023 FS and Concept Class Design Cost Business Judging schedule (PDF) - last updated 18/07/2023

FS2023 FSAI Judging schedule (PDF) - last updated 18/07/2023


Silverstone has a fully-equipped Medical Centre.


Vehicles can be parked onsite and the parking allocation for teams and visitors will be confirmed nearer to the event. Please note that no support vehicles will be allowed in the paddock area during competition times. Therefore, once a team has dropped off their FS car and equipment to the garage, the support vehicle will need to be parked in the car park.


Formula Student endeavour to achieve high levels of safety during the competition and as such wish to highlight that the use of remotely controlled and unmanned aerial vehicles for photography or otherwise is prohibited at the event regardless of any safety features, fail-safe systems or insurances that may be present or in force.

Scrutineering Queue

The scrutineering queue for the next Formula Student competition will appear here.

Shipping and Transporting Cars

Information and guidance for all teams shipping their cars to the competition will be available closer to the competition.

Download Shipping Guidance for FS2023 here.

Social media

See the MSA social media best practice guidelines. Please use hashtag #FS2023 across all channels and the Formula Student team would be delighted to read and reshare your posts. 


Please note that any guests or sponsors of your team will need tickets to enter the site. Spectator places will be available to purchase via Silverstone closer to the competition: please see the Spectator page for details.

Student membership

Students studying at a UK university must be a student Affiliate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to compete at Formula Student. Affiliate membership is FREE to all Formula Student team members, regardless of course being studied. Apply for Affiliate membership.

International students who have not competed in SAE International, SAE Australasia, SAE Brazil, VDI, VDE, or ATA must also become Affiliate Members of the Institution.

Team Leaders need to ensure that all team members become Student Affiliate Members and all membership numbers need to be quoted in the Team Member Details section of your account prior to the event. Faculty Advisor membership is optional.



  • There is a single toilet in each garage
  • There are dedicated toilets along the Silverstone paddock
  • There is a toilet in the Pit Stop Cafe

Track Layout

Details of the track layout will be available closer to the next Formula Student competition, otherwise please refer to the event guides from previous years' competition.


Transponders are available from Friday afternoon of the competition and there will be a tannoy and social media announcement when they are ready for pick up.

See notes for the fitting of transponders.

Visa Application guidance

See guidance for applying as follows:

FS2023 VIsa Application guidance

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