Queen Mary University students gear up for racing contest

Queen Mary students gear up for the 2018 Formula Student engineering competition. Picture: QMUL

Queen Mary students gear up for the 2018 Formula Student engineering competition. Picture: QMUL - Credit: QMUL

Students from Queen Mary University of London are gearing up to race a handmade car against teams from across Europe.

They are taking part in Formula Student, which bills itself as the continent’s most established educational engineering contest.

Competing against 129 squads from more than 30 countries, they were tasked with designing, putting together and testing their single-seater racer in one year.

More than 40 students from the university in Mile End worked together to build the car, which can shoot from a stationary start to 60mph in less than three seconds.

Awais, a final year PhD student in biomechanical engineering, said: “One of the things I like the most about the team is its diversity, as it allows students from various nationalities and academic backgrounds, and at different stages in their degrees, to work towards a single common goal, and that in itself is exciting to be a part of.”


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Formula Student runs from July 11-15.

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