Formula Student (FS) is Europe's most established educational motorsport competition, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Backed by industry and high profile engineers such as our Patron Ross Brawn OBE, the competition aims to inspire and develop enterprising and innovative young engineers. Universities from across the globe are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing car in order to compete in static and dynamic events, which demonstrate their understanding and test the performance of the vehicle.
Students are to assume that a manufacturing firm has engaged them to produce a prototype car for evaluation. In addition to technical skills, students acquire management, marketing and people skills - so vital across all sectors of employment. By encouraging teams to be innovative and to work on both the technical and business aspects of the project, Formula Student gives students from around the world the ideal opportunity to learn new skills and showcase their talent.
FORMULA STUDENT IS:
• A high-performance engineering project that is extremely valued by universities and usually forms part of their degree
• Viewed by the motorsport industry as the standard for engineering graduates to meet, transitioning them from university to the workplace
• The kite-mark for real-world engineering experience
• The competition has been held in the UK since 1998
• The famous Silverstone Racing Circuit has staged the event since 2007
• There are 4 entry categories
“FS ISN’T ABOUT BUILDING A CAR! THAT’S EASY. LEARNING HOW TO WORK WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE, RAISE SPONSORSHIP, DELIVER ON YOUR PLANS, AND THEN ACTUALLY TAKE PART IS A MUCH BIGGER CHALLENGE.”
ANDREW WEBSTER, FORMULA STUDENT GRADUATE,
Hoosier Race Tyres
Hoosier Tyre UK are proud to be associated with the Formula Student programme.
Our service vehicle will once again be in attendance at the 2012 Silverstone event from July 12th through to July 15th, providing a fitting and balancing service. We will carry a limited amount of the most popular tyres for purchase at the event, so ask that teams place their order at least 3 weeks prior to the event to avoid disappointment. We are of course able to ship tyres to the UK and Europe at any time prior to the event in order for teams to set up and test their cars in advance.
We offer a discount to all teams participating in the FSAE programme.
For orders of up to 15 tyres the retail price will be discounted by 10%, and for orders of 16 tyres or more the discount will increase to 15%. We do require payment when the order is placed as tyres cannot be released until payment is received.
Please contact us for more information and prices.