Students to unveil Silverstone race car design

Student racing enthusiasts will be unveiling their designs for a racing car which will be competing at Silverstone later this year at an event on 11 February at 6pm prior to the University’s 18th Annual Industry Lecture.

Top British motor racing engineer and Executive Director of Mercedes-Benz Formula One, Paddy Lowe, FREng, will be delivering a free public talk on ‘Formula One: More Than A Sport’ in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre following the unveiling at the University of Leicester on Thursday 11 February at 6.30pm.

The Formula Student Team are presenting a design review where they will unveil their new race car designs.  When the car is finished, they will be competing in Formula Student UK competition held at Silverstone in July 2016.

Each design team will showcase their work primarily through poster displays, where the audience will actively have the opportunity to discuss the team’s progress and plans for the rest of the car’s development.

‘Formula Student’ is an international university competition which sees students design, build and test a Formula One style race car at Silverstone.

The students hope to gain some inspiration for their car’s design from Paddy, whose career has been characterised by many exciting and innovative technical developments both on- and off-car, winning eight World Championships to date.

Goergeous Gobrial, representative of the UOL’s Formula Student team said: “This is a very exciting event for us where we are given the unique opportunity to display our current designs and get feedback from an undoubtedly knowledgeable audience. It will be great to meet guest speaker Paddy Lowe, who will be able to share invaluable advice from his wealth of experience. The team and I are extremely excited!”

The event is free and open to the public. To register for tickets, contact Nancy Holland on