Formula Student - DMU Racing
De Montfort University is entering the Formula Student competition in 2013.
Run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Formula Student challenges universities from across the world to design, build and race a single seat racing car in one year. The cars are then judged on their speed, acceleration, handling and endurance, while the teams are tested on their design, costing and business presentation skills.
Formula Student culminates in a competition to be held from the 14-17 July on the Silverstone home straight. Now in its 14th year, Formula Student UK is part of a global series of similar events and this year has overtaken Michigan’s Formula SAE, with 121 teams, to become the largest with 125 teams.
The cars can go from 0-60mph in less than three seconds with an engine of anything up to 610cc in size.
Video © 2011 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Ross Brawn OBE, Formula Student Patron and Team Principal of the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS F1 team, said:
"Formula Student really shows why engineering is such a exciting, dynamic subject to get involved in. Designing, building and financing a race car from scratch, with almost no limitations to the design or the shape, can instil a creativity in young engineers that will be absolutely crucial to them throughout their careers.
Skilled, experienced engineering graduates are prized across the world, and Formula Student helps to deliver the best."
Oliver Taylor, BP
"FS is the only competition of its kind in the world where you can design and build a racing car from the drawing board.
The whole experience of FS teaches you how to develop your academic and practical skills together to make you a better engineer and our team is already looking forward to returning next year."