It’s the Formula Students Silverstone Finals again and to see the cars kick into life is an awesome sight and a deafening sound. It is the sort of deep rumbling feeling in your stomach that only fantastically powerful engines can invoke!
Guns blazing, the rival teams are pitted against each other in a fierce battle, determined to win. It is the climax of an incredible emotional journey and our crews were there capturing the drama and excitement of the events!
As aggressive as Formula 1, as testing as Dragons Den and as demanding as the Apprentice; Formula Student is the biggest educational motorsport event in the world. It is an international competition, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and held every summer on the Silverstone home straight.
As well as filming the competition we show Britain’s brightest engineering talent being put through their paces as they battle the tough real-life challenges in a run-up to the Formula Student Silverstone finals. At stake is the glory of the win and a dream job in F1.
Each has battled a different set of challenges to get here. Each has made great sacrifices, endured gruelling stress, tasted success and dared to dream about how this adventure might end.
The students must design, build and finally race a single seat open-cockpit racing car that is tough enough to withstand the harshest endurance tests and have a robust design and business plan to back it up. ALL IN THE SPACE OF ONE YEAR!
IMPROVE! IMPROVE! IMPROVE! – It’s the teams’ mantra… The boys are hungry to win and their dedication is awesome. HOOKED!