Formula Student


Team registration

Register your team for Formula Student 2018.

Registration is broken down into three main elements:

  • Part 1 – Pre-registration (Business Logic Case by 17:00 UTC on Friday 8 December 2017 - see FS key dates for full details)
  • Part 2 – Selection, payment and confirmation (January 2018)
  • Part 3 - Onsite registration (July 2018)

How to register

The first step to registering your team is to create or update your team account. Once your team is account set up, follow the full registration procedure.

How to activate or update a team account

Download the account instructions


Entry Type


Class 1 (Up to 25 team members)

£1650 + VAT

Class 2 (Up to 15 team members)

£595 + VAT

Formula Student Autonomous (Up to 15 team members)

£595 + VAT

Additional Team Member or Faculty Advisor (Class 1 and 2)

£35 + VAT

Changes for 2018

  • The Class 1 fee has been reduced to the pricing in 2016.
  • The Class 2 team member allowance has been more than doubled from 7 to 15.

We look forward to seeing you at the competition!

Teams notified by the Institution's FS Team that they have been selected to take part in FS2018 will be given access to the payment portal via their Team Account. The payment portal will be accessible to Faculty Advisors and Team Leaders only. For further advice on payment methods read the payment guidance document.

If you have any questions, refer to the registration FAQ document or submit them online via the Formula Student Question Database.



The Formula Student committee will review each team’s Business Logic Case (BLC) and registration form, and then select teams based on the content of teams’ BLCs. Any remaining teams will be placed on the Reserve List. (Please note the reserve list does not guarantee a place at the competition.)

Entries must comply with the FS rules where second year cars are prohibited and only one car per university will be allowed. However, the organisers reserve the right to allow universities to compete with a second car where this second car has novel or interesting technology incorporated and is sufficiently different to other entries.

Note: The Institution of Mechanical Engineers takes a view that the automotive industry will have to be open to many technologies in the future and this policy supports that view.

The committee reserves the right to modify the number of entries accepted and their decision is final.

Applications that contain any of the below criteria will be favoured:

  • UK teams
  • Top 10 finishers at FS2017
  • Alternative fuelled cars and interesting technology
  • Representation from as many countries as possible

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