From your first year at Leeds you’ll have the opportunity to join the Leeds Formula Race team, where you’ll help to design and build a single seat racing car and use this to compete in the various international formula student events. Some students will also be able to choose this as their final year project.
As well as encountering many of the real-life challenges of working as a professional engineer, you’ll be responsible for raising sponsorship, marketing the project and actually racing the car at competitions. It’s also a great opportunity to demonstrate your abilities to future employers: more than 10 students from the School have been recruited to F1 teams as a result of their involvement with the project so far.
All of our cars are designed and developed right from the initial concept stage through to planning and construction, resulting in a fully functional and, most importantly, competitive race car.
At the end of each year, the Leeds Formula Race team takes part in the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Formula Student Competition at Silverstone, competing against more than 100 other universities from around the world. Formula Student (FS) is Europe’s most established educational motorsport competition, challenging the innovation of students internationally. High-profile engineers, including Ross Brawn, back the competition as development of young people heading into industry.