The event, which took place on 21st – 23rd July at Silverstone, is Europe’s most established educational engineering competition, which sees university teams from all over the world produce a prototype for a single-seat race car.

The cars are put through their paces on the Silverstone Circuit and this year more than 130 teams registered for the competition, which celebrated its 25th year.

Driving success in our Year of STEM

Morson Group are proud to support the Salford Racing team, which includes students from a variety of disciplines, who all worked together to plan, design, and build the car, using the facilities at the University of Salford’s Maker Space; a state-of-the-art facility funded by the Morson Group.

Morson Group has also invested £10K to sponsor the car and our Morson Projects engineers have been providing additional workshops and training, supporting the talent and ambition of these young people as they explore opportunities in STEM and collaborate to develop their team-working and knowledge sharing skills.

Chris Summers, one of the Morson Projects engineers who has been supporting the team this year, shared:

“What an absolute privilege it was to be at Silverstone at the weekend with Salford Racing as they once again pushed the boundaries of their IMechE Formula Student entry.

“The day was an absolute rollercoaster and it’s impossible not to get drawn in by the raw passion and enthusiasm of the team.

“To complete an entire engine rebuild in the back of a van and fall short of the scrutineering deadline by seconds was heart-breaking.. But, this was another step on the Salford Racing journey and with the continued support from Morson Group and Morson Projects and I am absolutely confident they will be back stronger next year.”

Jon Callahan, who has also been supporting Salford Racing on behalf of Morson Projects, added:

“Echoing Chris’ words, what a fantastic performance the team put in! It was a pleasure to see the drive and the passion first hand at Silverstone this weekend. The team put in an incredible result after a last minute fuel leak during the tilt test and even under immense time pressure managed to pass scrutineering for tilt, chassis, safety and tech.

“Unfortunately both time and a flat battery prevented the sound and brake tests but I cannot wait to see their car back out in action and I’m already looking forward to next year’s event!

Congratulations to the whole team who did amazing – in our #yearofstem they are an inspiration to others to work collaboratively and aim high, leveraging their skills and ambition to drive forward their career goals.

Find out more about how Morson Group and the University of Salford’s Maker Space have supported Salford Racing >