What Is Formula Student?



UCDFS – UCD’s Formula Student team – is an innovative, student driven team building an electric Formula-1 style car to compete in the Formula Student Electric Competition, at the iconic Silverstone Circuit in the UK. Formula Student is the world largest and most prestigious engineering competition. Organised and run by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, (iMechE), the competition attracts teams from all over the world who compete with a single seater Formula Style car to be crowned champion.

Our aim is to catapult Irish engineering back onto the international stage and show that electric racing truly is the future. Combustion vehicles have had their day and with Ireland lagging behind in the worldwide switch to low-emission vehicles, our mission is more relevant today than ever.