As an engineering student at Hull, you’ll get the chance to join the Hull University Formula Student team - or HUFS for short - and compete at the Silverstone Circuit, the home of British motorsport.
Organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Formula Student is Europe's most established educational engineering competition, celebrating its 22nd anniversary in 2020 and is backed by industry and high-profile engineers. Each year, university teams from around the globe travel to Silverstone to compete in static and dynamic events that will test their preparation, hard work and engineering skills to the limit.
Our track record
Every year, we assemble a group of young innovators with a skill-set blending engineering know-how and business acumen.
Now is a good time to be joining the team. In its last outing (2019), our team celebrated its best-ever finish at Silverstone. A total of 90 universities entered the event, of which 81 teams representing 18 different countries made it through to the contest. Of these, only 24 made it to the final challenge, the endurance event.
Hull’s performance in the endurance event, coupled with the team’s successes in other challenges, including 30th in the cost event, 28th in design, 23rd in acceleration, 25th in sprint and 14th in the skid pad, led to a record-breaking result.
The team finished 32nd overall, an impressive 20 places higher than the previous year, scoring more than 100 points more than in any previous season.