What is Formula student?

Formula Student (or FSAE, as called in America) is the world's most established educational engineering competition, inspiring students through motorsports. Student teams gain hands-on experience in everything from design and manufacture, to business development and management. 

The UK edition of Formula Student is run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. It takes place every year at Silverstone Circuit. Teams build single seat racing cars, powered by petrol engines or electric motors. They compete on track to test their speed, handling and endurance during the four-day event. 

What makes us stand out? 

Our philosophy is to build an environmentally friendly, efficient and agile electric racing car - what sets us apart from other UK-based teams is that we focus primarily on in-house development and testing of technology by our undergraduate and postgraduate students. We are currently competing with a robust two-wheel drive powertrain, with student-developed hub motor/gearbox and Lithium-Ion battery pack. In the future, we aim to go back to our original goal of developing UK's first reliable all-wheel drive electric car. 




2021: UoN Racing Team achieved third place overall at Formula Student UK, with the best-placed electric vehicle. We also won the Business Plan competition




Our Car

2022 Car

Name Bruce
Number of Wheels 4 (2WD)
Maximum Motor Power 45 kW
Motor Torque 32 Nm
Gearbox 9:1
Torque Per Rear Wheel 288 Nm
Maximum Speed 60 mph
Battery Storage Capacity 6.5 kWh
Battery Voltage 405 V at full charge
Battery Technology Li-Ion (pouch cell)
Chassis Construction Steel tube spaceframe
Bodyshell Construction Vacuum formed ABS
Weight TBC


 Silverstone Car





Our innovative and enthusiastic team are backed by generous sponsors. With their help, we can improve the performance of our cars and offer more learning opportunities to our students. Click on each logo to find out more about each sponsor. 









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Racing Team

Faculty of Engineering, University Park,

Nottingham NG7 2RD

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