Twenty student teams headed to MIRA’s Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire on Tuesday 28 June, to test their purpose-built Formula Student racing cars in a range of rigorous dynamics, speed and endurance tests.
The Learn to Win Live testing day was ahead of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Formula Student event, which takes place at Silverstone on 14-17 July.
As the world’s largest student motorsport event, the Formula Student competition challenges Universities from across the globe to design and build racing cars in order to compete in static and dynamic events, which demonstrate their understanding and test the performance of the vehicle. This year, 117 teams from 33 different countries will compete at Silverstone.
The teams that took part in the Learn to Win Live event were: University of Bath, University of Hertfordshire, Cardiff University, University of Bath (EV), University of Brighton, University of Central Lancashire, University of Sussex, University of Surrey, Manchester Metropolitan University, City University, Swansea University, University of Liverpool, Kingston University, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Leicester, Leeds University, Imperial College London, University of Southampton, Oxford Brookes University, Birmingham City University and University of Derby.
HORIBA MIRA’s proving ground is one of the largest and most comprehensively specified automotive proving grounds in the world, offering every kind of global driving challenge. In addition to use of the proving ground, Formula Student teams also had access to a number of MIRA’s expert engineers, who were also on hand to advise students on the business presentation aspects of their projects.