Formula Student

Formula Student

Formula Student challenges university students from around the world to design and build a single-seat racing car, which is then put to the test at the famous Silverstone Circuit.

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 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.

In addition to technical skills, students acquire management, marketing and people skills - so vital across all sectors of employment.

By encouraging teams to be innovative and to work on both the technical and business aspects of the project, Formula Student gives students from around the world the ideal opportunity to learn new skills and showcase their talent.



  • A high-performance engineering project that is extremely valued by universities and usually forms part of their degree
  • 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

As a student, taking part in Formula Student you get the chance to demonstrate your technical, engineering design, and manufacturing skills. You will also learn important lessons on team working, time management, project management, budgeting and presentation: all things that any prospective employer will be looking for.

Formula Student graduates also find that the professionalism they gain as practising engineers means they are well equipped for their future engineering careers.

Vist the website for the University of Aberdeen's Formula Student Racing Team (TAU Racing) for more details.