About us

Formula Student (FS) is Europe's most established educational motorsport competition, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Backed by industry and high profile engineers such as our Patron Ross Brawn OBE, the competition aims to inspire and develop enterprising and innovative young engineers. Universities from across the globe are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing car in order to compete in static and dynamic events, which demonstrate their understanding and test the performance of the vehicle. Find out what is involved in the challenge

Formula Student Karlstad 2011


Formula Student is:

  • A high-performance engineering project that is extremely valued by universities and usually forms part of a degree-level project
  • Viewed by the motorsport industry as the standard for engineering graduates to meet, transitioning them from university to the workplace
  • The kite-mark for real-world engineering experience
Formula Student is the leading European competition for undergraduates who want hands on experience in an innovative racing team.

The Mission:

Our mission is to excite and encourage young people to take up a career in engineering.  It seeks to challenge university students to conceive, design, build, cost, present and compete as a team with a small single-seat racing car in a series of static and dynamic competitions.  The format of the event is such that it provides an ideal opportunity for the students to demonstrate and improve their capabilities to deliver a complex and integrated product in the demanding environment of a motorsport competition.



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