Formula Student is Europe’s most established educational engineering competition by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Backed by the industry, the competition entry is student-led and involves designing and building a small single-seat race car to a strict deadline.

Team Derby Motorsport entered this competition for the first time in 2015 and won the Formula Student Rookie Team Award. This success resulted in a £3,000 grant for the team from the IMechE.

The President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on a visit to the University of Derby in 2016
The President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on a visit to the University of Derby in 2016

We’ve taken part in both Class 1 and Class 2 competitions in the past, and, in 2022, we are taking part in Class 2 again. Now called Concept Class, our team will be presenting a finalised design and business plan to the judging panel with the aim of then producing the physical car for the 2023 Class 1 competition.

View our gallery below for some highlights from our entries over the last few years.