LJMU Racing Team

To gain industry experience. To travel the world. To make new friends. To secure a dream job. These are just some of the reasons why high-calibre students join the LJMU Racing Team.

LJMU Racing Team is a group of talented students who work together to build a single-seater racing car. The car then competes with other student-built cars at Formula Student events around the world.


Formula Student is an educational motorsport competition. As part of Formula Student, over 3000 students compete in static and dynamic events around the world, testing the single-seat racing car they have designed and built.

LJMU Racing Team’s Formula Student UK results

  • Placed 21st and best ever finish for a first year team (2009-2010)
  • Placed 18th and 4th best UK team (2010-2011)
  • Placed 12th and 2nd best UK team (2011-2012)
  • Placed 36th (2012-2013)
  • Placed 49th and 1st in special cost task (2013-2014)
  • Placed 11th and 4th UK team (2014-2015)

LJMU Racing Team’s Formula Student overseas results 

  • Formula Student Germany: Placed 38th (2010-2011)
  • Formula Student Spain: Placed 6th and 1st in skid pad event (2011-2012)
  • Formula Student Germany: Placed 47th and 2nd in special cost task (2012-2013)
  • Formula Student Spain: Placed 14th and top UK team (2013-2014)

"My time as a team leader is coming to an end and I can honestly say that the experience has prepared me for third year industry. The knowledge gained is priceless and not just in engineering, it allows us to travel the world, meet new people and push ourselves.  I have overcome many obstacles alone and with the team and we were extremely pleased with the result we achieved this summer."

Rhian Griffith -
LJMU Racing Team Manager 2014/15

The team

The LJMU Racing Team is made up of talented students from a variety of different degrees and disciplines.

Engineering students help design, build and race the car, but there are also key roles for students from other degree programmes, such as marketing, business and media. 


LJMU Racing Team have access to some first-class facilities, including a Vehicle Engineering Laboratory. Here students can use the driving simulator that was supplied by Force Dynamics.

The simulator is a research tool and proves particularly useful when evaluating new and emerging 'driver-in-the-loop' technologies in vehicle development. The driving simulator is also used as a training platform for the LJMU Racing Team who model their vehicles and use it to prepare for events.

Students can also use the dyno, which is based in the workshop, to test and map their car in- house.

Take a tour

Formula student lab

Students who join the LJMU Racing Team work together to build a single-seat racing car. The car then competes with other student-built cars at Formula Student events around the world. Here you can see a tour of our formula student labs:


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