LancasterRacing is a team of Lancaster University engineering students which each year build a single seater racing car to compete in the international Formula Student event .The team is comprised of 4th year MEng (Master of Engineering ) students from three of the engineering disciplines taught at Lancaster; mechanical, electrical and mechatronic. More information on these courses can be found at Lancaster University Engineering .
Although the car will compete in the Formula Student event held at Silverstone in July each year, the main purpose of the endeavour is to provide a challenging and stimulating practical project as part of the MEng degree scheme. The team member’s efforts will not only be challenged by other teams at the Silverstone event, but will be marked against strict criteria to form a significant part of each member’s overall degree. So the event is not only important for the pride of the team, the department and the university, but also the degrees of the participants. An important endeavour indeed.
This year’s team has 17 members, the largest ever for LancasterRacing. It has a great diversity, with students from a number of nationalities, a range of ages, and of both genders. With more members than ever before it gives the team its best chance this year of a good finish at the event. If you would like to know more about the team check out our profiles on the ‘about us’ page. There’s also information on our supervisors.
Lancaster Racing is reliant on our supporters to generate the funding and support needed to produce a race ready car. The team is therefore delighted to have James May as its patron. As an alumnus of Lancaster University and a presenter and journalist of motoring and technology, the link with Lancaster Racing seems natural. The team has a number of regular sponsors, and some new ones for this year, who provide financial and technical support, and expertise.