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IMechE Formula Student

Find out more about Europe's most established educational motorsport competition.

What's involved in the IMechE Formula Student Competition?

Your team is tasked to produce a prototype for a single-seat race car for autocross or sprint racing, and present it to a hypothetical manufacturing firm. The car must be low in cost, easy to maintain, and reliable, with high performance in terms of its acceleration, braking, and handling qualities. During the competition, your team must demonstrate the logic behind your proposal and must be able to demonstrate that it can support a viable business model for both parties.

Each team goes through a rigorous testing process.Static Events:

  • Design, Cost and Sustainability, and Business Presentation Judging
  • Technical and Safety Scrutineering
  • Tilt Test
  • Brake and Noise Test

Dynamic Events:

  • Skid Pad (Figure of 8)
  • Sprint
  • Acceleration
  • Endurance 
  • Fuel Economy

 Teams are judged by experienced industry specialists.