Formula Student Competition

The Formula Student competition challenges teams of university students from around the world to design and manufacture a high-performance single seater racecar for the autocross market and compete at the Silverstone Circuit that tests acceleration, braking, handling, reliabilty and maintainability of the cars. The car must also be designed in mind of manufacture  and thus a profitable business plan must be constructed in order to attract investors such as manufacturing companies or venture capitalists to supply funding necessary to make the car a financial success.

The competition is split into two classes allowing both seasoned Formula Student universities and newcomers the chance to compete.

Class 1

Class 1 is the feature class where teams build cars to compete in static judging along with dynamic performance and efficiency events on the Silverstone circuit to showcase all the abilities of their car. From 2012 the previous class 1A will compete in the main class now consisting of Petrol, E85, Electric, Hybrid and Hydrogen powered cars.

Formula Student Events

Static Events (for 375 points)



The following additional tests must be completed before the car is allowed to compete in the dynamic events: Technical and Safety Scruitineering, Tilt Test, Brake and Noise Test.

Dynamic Events: Saturday (300pts)

In each event, each team gets 4 runs (2 per driver), with the fastest run counting towards their overall Class score:



Dynamic Events: Sunday (325pts)


Each driver can compete in three dynamic events with each event needing two drivers (with endurance counting as double); there can only be a minimum of four drivers to complete all events across the weekend.

Class 2

Class 2 is for newer FS teams to be judged on their design and select manufactured components in the static events, allowing them to learn about FS before committing to building a full car the following year.