Each year Formula Student (FS) challenges university students from around the world to design and build their own single-seat racing car, which is then put to the test at the famous Silverstone Circuit. University teams from multiple disciplines work together, developing creative solutions, building teamwork and communication skills, and learning how to deliver projects to budget and deadlines.

Formula Student has been run by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers since 1998, and since then, tens of thousands of competitors have come through the competition, with graduates now featuring in every Formula 1 team!

Formula Student is:

  • A high performance engineering project.
  • An unmatched demonstration of real-world engineering experience for engineering employers and the motorsport industry.
  • An intense, ten month long project, teaching students teamwork, business skills and technical ability

A video insight into Formula Student: