Young engineers gear up for Formula Student 2017

Published:  17 February, 2017

The world's best young engineers are on course for Silverstone as Formula Student UK gears up for its 20th competition.The global competition, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, is the world's largest student motorsport event and challenges student engineers to design, build and race a single seat racing car in one year.

Dozens of Formula Student alumni have progressed to Formula 1, and hundreds more are now working at the world's largest automotive firms, including Mahle Powertrain,Bosch and Jaguar Land Rover, helping to design and engineer cars of tomorrow.

Applications were received from teams around the world, and 116 have successfully claimed a place for the competition at the home of British motorsport on 20-23 July 2017. A further 21 teams are on the waiting list for a vastly oversubscribed Class 2 competition, which is set for a record number of entries.

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