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Motorsport hopefuls gear up for Formula Student

The 18th annual running of Formula Student is set to hit Silverstone on July 8-12.

Thousands of the world’s top young engineers are set to descend on Silverstone for the Formula Student UK competition.
The likes of Ross Brawn, Adrian Newey and Paddy Lowe will be supporting the series when it tackles Silverstone for its annual meeting from the 8-12 July.
The seires, targeted at the next generation of engineers, allows students to demonstrate their talents by designing, building and racing their own single-seater cars.  
This year’s competition will see 49 UK universities compete against 86 of the top institutions from the rest of the world in Northamptionshire, with last years winners Delft University of Technology again returning to defend their title.
The highest ranked British university, Oxford Brookes, heads into the event as a firm favourite, and leads other top UK engineering universities such as Bath, Cardiff, Southampton, Leeds and Coventry.
Ahead of Silverstone, Jon Hilton, Chairman of Formula Student, claimed the event was going from ‘strength to strength’.
“Formula Student is the world’s most respected student motor sport event and the sheer number of applications we have received for this year’s event prove it’s going from strength to strength.
“It provides students with a vital stepping-stone in their careers. As always I’m excited to see what engineering innovations will be on show this year and I wish all teams taking part the best of luck.”
The 2015 Formula Student UK competition takes place at Silverstone from 8-12 July.

Words: Joe Diamond

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