School of Engineering

Formula Student

Students working on the UP Racing mk. 4 Formula Student car
Formula Student is an Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) initiative

Compete in Europe’s biggest educational motorsport competition

Up Racing is the University of Portsmouth Formula Student racing team. Formula Student challenges students to conceive, design, build, cost and compete as a team with a small, single-seat racing car in a series of static and dynamic competitions.

The competition doesn't just focus on the engineering of the car - students also develop other enterprising and innovative skills needed in industry such as planning, project management, financial management and team work.

Each year, the student-led team recruits new members from courses as diverse as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, business, product design and computing.

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After the long process of designing, building and testing, the cars are put through their paces at a national competition at Silverstone Race Circuit and a European competition at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

The Up Racing team is always looking to grow their contacts with businesses who are interested in supporting or sponsoring the team. Current sponsors include local and national companies who supply component parts, or manufacturing and machining services.

Email upracing@port.ac.uk find out more.

For more information about the Formula Student initiative visit the IMechE website.

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