Top UK Formula Student team sets the pace for this year�s competition

Engineering students at the University of Hertfordshire have unveiled their most technologically advanced car to date in a bid to defend their title as top UK Formula Student team and climb to the top of the podium in the international competition. Currently ranked 29th in the world out of more than 500 international teams – the competition is really on!

With the help of Professor Richard Folkson, President-Elect at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), UH Racing, part of the School of Engineering and Technology launched their latest car UH17, ahead of the British leg of the competition which takes place at Silverstone between 9-13 July.

Dr Howard Ash, senior lecturer, University of Hertfordshire, said: “Being named the top UK team last year in Germany just showcased the enormous talent and knowledge base our final year masters and undergraduate students have to create and race such a technically advanced car. This year we have our work cut out for us as we are not only defending our title, but want to win the competition outright.”

Formula Student sees teams from across the world design, engineer and manufacture racing models. UH Racing will this year enter a single combustion car in both the 2014 Formula Student and Formula Student Germany competitions. The team was the top UK team at the Formula Student Germany competition, summer 2013.

UH Racing team leader, Dan Cooke, said: “I'm very proud of the team to have delivered such a fantastic car – it will certainly give us a real opportunity to fight for the win at both Formula Student UK and Formula Student Germany this year.”