The City Racing team consists of 11 fourth-year engineering students from the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering at City.
Fourth-year students can take part as part of their course and the project contributes to their academic assignments. Each student is given a specific task for the year to help the team.
A few third-year undergraduate students are also part of the team and the project forms part of their course modules. Exposure to this high-profile, real work environment provides students with invaluable skills and experience.
For students with prior motor-racing driving experience opportunities to drive for the team are also available.
Patron: To be confirmed.
When: 20th to 23rd July 2017
Where: The car will be tested at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire.
Events: Static, dynamic and endurance (detailed below):
- Static events: static events include analysis of the car’s design, cost and sustainability. The team makes a presentation to a panel of investors and attempts to convince judges of the idea’s potential.
- Dynamic events: a drag race to test the car’s acceleration on a short, straight course.
- Endurance test: this test takes place along a path for a total of 22 km. The skid pan part includes a test on a specially prepared surface on which drivers can practice controlled skids.