Ford backs Formula Student

Formula Student is aimed to digging out the best young engineering talent and prospects from universities and colleges around the world. A small team of enthusiastic students are given the task of building a race car to specific requirements to a strict budget, as well as presentation skills and experience budgeting. The cars produced are judged by their performance alongside the team’s ability in presenting their project to a hypothetical manufacturing firm; both as a mechanical and business exercise. Acceleration, braking and aerodynamics are all considered when the judges inspect the vehicles. The 2015 event took place at Silverstone Grand Prix circuit in July 2015, with 3000 students taking part.

Team Bath Racing's Car from this year's competition

Team Bath Racing’s Car from this year’s competition

 

In 2011, Ford introduced their Blue Oval Scholarship, aimed at helping  inspire students to unleash the potential they have give a them a head start into a successful engineering career. Ford hand picked 12 universities and rewarded them with 100 scholarships, summing up to £1 million. The University of Bath was one of these chosen establishments, and won the class 2 category and came 4th in class 1 this year. Class 2 is aimed at entries competing in their first event and allows them to use as many manufactured parts and systems as they wish, enabling the team to gain experience and sample the competition. Class 1 cars must be completely built by the team.

 

image – https://twitter.com/teambathracing – 27/07/15

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