Formula student is the world’s largest Engineering design competition, organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, with the challenge of designing, manufacturing and racing a single seat race car.
Through multiple events, cars are judged on their acceleration, handling and efficiency, while engineers are assessed for their design, costing and business presentation skills.
Current UWE student engineers and alumni from 2020 took part in the UK event which was held at the Silverstone race circuit in Northampton between the 21st and 25th of July.
Although hampered by a few technical issues, a successful event was had by the team. Including a 1st place in skid pad, runner-up in both the 1km sprint, and cost & manufacture events, and 5th in the business plan presentation. Resulting in a final placing of 6th overall and a fantastic time being had by all.
Congratulations #teamUWE we’re extremely proud of your achievements this year!