Formula Student (FS) is Europe's most established educational motorsport competition. Backed by industry and high-profile engineers such Patron, Ross Brawn OBE, the competition aims to develop enterprising and innovative young engineers and encourage more young people to take up a career in engineering.
Formula Student challenges the team members to go the extra step in their education by incorporating into it intensive experience in building and manufacturing as well as considering the economic aspects of the automotive industry. Teams take on the assumption that they are a manufacturer developing a prototype to be evaluated for production.
The target audience is the non-professional Weekend-Racer, for which the race car must show very good driving characteristics such as acceleration, braking and handling. It should be offered at a very reasonable cost and be reliable and dependable. Additionally, the cars market value increases through other factors such as aesthetics, comfort and the use of readily available, standard purchase components.
Check us out at the 2018 FSUK competition to see how this amazing weekend unfolds;
At the competition all teams compete in several challanges, both static and dynamic events. Points from each event is awarded to the team from the judges, based on several factors. The points are then summed up to award the team a final score.