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Motorsport - USM

Every year, the University of Strathclyde Motorsport (USM) team designs, builds, markets and races a single-seater racing car as part of the international Formula Student initiative.

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About us


Every year, the University of Strathclyde Motorsport designs, builds, markets and races a single-seater racing car as part of the global Formula Student initiative, a series of international competitions focused on developing engineering and business talent in a practical, competitive and high-octane environment. Formula Student is an opportunity to develop many multi-disciplinary skills in either our Technical or Operations teams. With team members from a variety of different departments around the university, from years 1 - 5, there's a place in our team for everyone. Having just made the transition to an EV powertrain, it is an exciting time to be a part of the team!


What is Formula Student?


Formula Student is an international engineering and design competition in which teams of students design, build and race single-seater race cars. Cars are judged not only on racing performance during dynamic events, but also on design and build quality, financial efficiency, environmental impact and the car's appeal to an open race car market in the cost and business case presentations.



How do I get involved?


USM has changed from open access to members to a short joining process for incoming new members to make sure we can get you up to speed easily. 

Next, email with the subject 'Request to join USM' and provide the following information: Name, Year of Study, Department, Course Title, Type of Sub-System or area of the team you are interested in. We will send you back an email with the joining link to our discord. We will also ask you to pay the membership fee at this point.

Example;  John Doe, 1st Year, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Aero-Mechanical Engineering, Suspension 


While we are happy to take on new members throughout the year, bear in mind that a lot of our live teaching sessions and skills training occurs early on in the semester, so you might have some catching up to do. 


Society Constituion


Our constitution details how we are organised and setup - read at the link below.

Society Constitution 


Head of Finance

Head of Powertrain

Operations Manager

Team Manager

Technical Director


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  • Motorsport - USM Standard Membership£10.00
  • Motorsport - USM Associate Membership£10.00


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