Birmingham Formula Student Team (UBRacing)

This is the University of Birmingham’s official Formula Student Team.  We are an entirely student run project with the aim of designing, funding and building a single-seat racing car from scratch to compete in the Formula Student competition each year. The project is run as an extra-curricular activity and involves over 70...

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Members typically study

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical/Process
  • Civil/Building
  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Sciences/Maths

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The team was started in 1997 by a University of Birmingham Mech Eng undergraduate.
Our most successful year was 2017 where we finished in 2nd place.
We are open to all disciplines as the competition is based around running the team as a successful business.
The students are responsible for everything; putting theories into practice & understanding key business aspects.

Recent Projects

Formula Student Competition

The core challenge of Formula Student is to build a single-seater racing car in order to compete in a series of tests which showcases the vehicle’s performance in different scenarios. The competition combines the need for innovative engineering, careful project management and organised teamwork in order to see the production...