Brookes Racing success at Silverstone’s Formula Student competition
Friday, 17 July 2015
Oxford Brookes Racing took the podium for second place in the design category at the annual Formula Student competition at Silverstone on Sunday (12 July) for their prototype, single-seat racing car.
The team also successfully defended their excellent 6th place overall finish fending off fierce competition from university teams from across Europe.
Iain Allen, Formula Student Team Leader for Brookes Racing said: “I am delighted with Brookes Racing’s achievements this weekend. The team are excellent ambassadors for Oxford Brookes University and British engineering.
I am delighted with Brookes Racing’s achievements this weekend. The team are excellent ambassadors for Oxford Brookes University and British engineering.Iain Allen, Formula Student Team Leader, Brookes Racing
“We now have our sights set on the next competition which will be taking place in Germany in just a few weeks’ time where we hope we can achieve our best ever finish there and add to our trophy collection.”
Formula Student is Europe’s most established educational motorsports competition run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Backed by industry and high profile engineers, the competition seeks to help inspire and develop upcoming student teams from universities from around the globe.
Teams are asked to develop and create a prototype vehicle that must be low in cost, easy to maintain, reliable with high performance on the track.
Each prototype vehicle is put through a rigorous testing process covering everything from design and safety through to acceleration, endurance and even fuel economy to see which team comes out on top, with industry specialists judging the vehicles throughout.
Brookes Racing unveiled their brand new Formula Student car at a special event held in May to mark Oxford Brookes University’s 150th anniversary year and celebrate Brookes’ successful history in the motorsports industry. More details can be read on the University news pages.
Information about the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences can be found on the Oxford Brookes website.