Formula Student, which is run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, challenges students to use their creativity and technical skills to design, build and race single-seater cars in a series of events at the famous track. This year, the University of Modena, Italy, took first place.
Runner up for the second year running was Oxford Brookes University, while Germany’s West Saxon University of Applied Sciences of Zwickau took third place.
Formula Student chief judge, Terry Spall said: “Congratulations to the Modena team who scooped a number of awards including the coveted 2019 Overall Winner trophy. They entered two cars – a hugely innovative hybrid, which secured the best powertrain installation award and a more conventional, but superbly designed, petrol engine car which secured them runner up in Engineering Design and several wins in the dynamic events – all driven with such precision, passion and style. A truly great performance by the Modena team.”
University of Hong Kong achieved second place in the Class 2 Design competition – a commendable achievement for their first attendance at Formula Student UK
Five teams from four UK universities competed in the inaugural FS AI competition. University of Bath’s Team Bath Racing Electric secured the lion’s share of the trophies, while representatives from Coventry, Edinburgh and Oxford Brookes also received awards for their efforts.
“One of the main highlights of the competition for me has been to see four university teams competing in the FS-AI competition and to actually see them out on the track and the vehicle performing its driverless maneuvers. We look forward to welcoming more teams to the FS AI competition in 2020, building on the great innovation we have seen this year,” Spall said.
For a list of all the winners and more information about the competition, please click here