Engineering students compete at Silverstone

Engineering students from the University of Leeds built their own single-seat race car to compete in Formula Student 2012, which was held at Silverstone from 12-15 July.

Run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Formula Student challenges university students from all over the world to design, build and race a single-seat racing car in the competition across many events.


Leeds University car entry No. 28

Static Events

Design - 60th.
Business ( Marketing presentation)- 57th.
Cost - 15th.

Dynamic events

Acceleration - 45th.
Skid Pan - 31st.
Sprint - 29th.
Endurance - DNF, however posted the 43rd quickest lap time. Broken steering system with 2 laps to complete. Only 25 cars actually finished endurance this year.

Overall place 45th out of 103 cars.
Overall 17th out of 38 UK cars.

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Congratulations to our team members. They have worked very hard over the year, especially in the last few weeks, as they prepared the car for the competition.

Formula Student Race Team

Team members:
Tony Clelland
Daniel Connelly
Chris Dreaves
Luke Dutton
Chris Gomm
Brad Jepson
Lubos Klepac
Carson Lau
Stephen McWilliams
Sian Owen
Richard Oxley
Sean Perry
Ross Stoneham
Daniel Waite
Amy Walker
Danny Williamson

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