UWE Formula Student is a team of students from mixed levels and courses producing a car along with a business and costing plan.
Students from any course are welcome to join.
UWE Formula Student comprises over 100 students from all disciplines within the University; from Automotive, Aerospace, and Mechanical Engineering through to Law, Product Design, Environmental Science, Marketing, Business and IT. We compete annually in the UK's largest student competition, Formula Student UK at Silverstone Circuit. The Formula Student competition involves funding, designing, building and racing a single-seater motorbike-engined car. In 2023, we finished 8th overall in both the UK and international competition, with strong results in both Dynamic events and Static events! Previously in 2022 we placed 2nd overall.
Formula Student provides a great opportunity for students to put what they have learned in their degree into real-world practice, due to the way formula student is judged not just on the design and engineering behind the car but as well as the business, marketing and costing side of the project. Becoming part of Formula Student also greatly improves the student’s CV or portfolio and is highly looked upon by most employers throughout many different industries.
UWE Formula Student differs from most of the Formula Student teams, where successional planning is placed incredibly high on our team development plan. We accept first-year degree and foundation members, with the vision to support and guide them through the process with a view for them to take on senior team leader positions as early on as their second year of study. This way of working teaches vital management skills to team leaders, as well as ensuring that all members are invested in and gain structured development throughout their time in the Team.
We meet every Wednesday at 2pm in
If you're interested in becoming part of the team, you can find us on social media or speak to our senior team members:
Team Managers: Harry Drake & Molly Staiano
Head of Design: Laszlo Tolnai
Powertrain: Seth Stanbury
Electronics: Rodrigo Rocha
Chassis: Michael Jones
Suspension & Vehicle Dynamics: Bernard Klemenz-Altuna
Aerodynamics: Ben Rutherford
Composites: Joel Langridge
Driver Systems: Summer Pimm
Marketing & Media: Yasmin Bell
Business & Sponsorship: Jack Cowcher
Students Union Committee:
President: Harry Drake
Vice-President: Molly Staiano
Treasurer: Rebecca Chan
Participation & Equality Officer: Caitlin Rogers
Events & Fundraising Officer: Elliot Davie
Equipment & Safety Officer: Aaron Sheppard
UWE Formula Student’s Aims
UWE Formula Student is not only designing and building a Class 1 Formula Student Car entry into Silverstone and international competitions, but is also aims to: