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Students win motorsport prize

A University team has won an award at the world’s biggest student motorsport competition.

Formula Student team and car

They were awarded the ‘Spirit of Formula Student’ prize at the Formula Student contest, which involved more than 130 teams from around the world.

The award is made to the team judged to have fully embraced the spirit of the competition by helping other teams, overcoming obstacles and working long hours to ensure their car is ready to compete.

Innovative engineers

The competition, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, took place over four days at the Silverstone racetrack.

Teams from around the world took part in a series of events designed to test vehicle performance and assess students' business and design skills.

The contest aims to inspire and develop innovative young engineers, and is backed by leading figures in the motorsport industry.

University team

More than 20 Edinburgh students worked together to design and build a single-seat racing car to compete in Formula Student.

The Edinburgh University Formula Student team is composed of engineering, business and economics students.

Their car, which is powered by a modified motorcycle engine, was constructed in the team's workshop at the University's King's Buildings campus.

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