School is pleased to announce its intention to compete once again in the internationally-renowned Formula Student competition.

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UCD formula student racing car.

Formula Student challenges engineering students from around the world to conceive, design, build, and race a small single-seat racing car.  In addition to racing against the cream of international competition, each team must justify its design decisions to a panel of leading engineers and designers from the automotive and motor-sports industries.  The competition therefore provides a stern test of the team's technical abilities, and of its capacity to articulate its vision - two key attributes of the engineer of tomorrow.

The new team comprises students from various branches of Engineering, and ranging from 1st year undergraduates to PhD graduate students.  The students have just begun to develop concepts for the car, which they plan to debut in 2014.  Although significant engineering and economic challenges remain to be overcome, the students are confident that they will succeed. "Yes it is a big undertaking and it won’t be easy, but the benefits to the school and to us as students in terms of engineering experience make it so worthwhile," commented Sean Cleary, who, along with academic advisor Dr. William Smith and fellow student Sean Hynes, have restarted the programme. "We have only just begun to get people together but already the response has been fantastic. There is a real buzz about the project.  It will be up to the whole team to make it work" added Hynes.

Students interested in joining the team or finding out more about the project can email ucdracing@gmail.com