Please help our Formula Student team race at Silverstone

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This project received pledges on Mon 16 Jun 2014

Help students who are passionate about Engineering to design, build and race a single-seat race car against teams from around the world. Then come along to see the car and meet the team!


Team HARE 2013 2014

Team HARE (Huddersfield Automotive Racing Enterprises) are a group of students who represent the University of Huddersfield in the worldwide Formula Student (FS) competition. Run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, this is Europe's most established educational motorsport competition.

Each year a new team, drawn from the latest cohort of MEng Engineering students, come together to design, build and race a single-seat race car against teams from Universities around the world.

We are passionate about engineering and totally committed to this project!

Taking part in Formula Student gives us the chance to demonstrate our technical, engineering design, and manufacturing skills. We also learn important lessons on team working, time management, project management, budgeting and presentation: all things that any prospective employer will be looking for, thus improving our chances of getting jobs once we graduate.

Team HARE were the top-ranking University team in the UK in 2013!



This life-changing venture is almost totally funded by our efforts to raise sponsorship and donations, an integral part of the learning experience being a real-life baptism into the financial tribulations of race-team funding.

Amongst the most expensive things we need are tyres. That’s where you come in. No matter how amazing our design or how hard we work to complete it, if we don’t have tyres, we’re not going anywhere!

Our target of £750 will enable us to buy four tyres for our race car. As soon as the 4 weeks are up and assuming we reach our target, we will contact you about your rewards!

Here's a taster of the tyres in action...




In addition to financial funding, if you feel you have any relevant knowledge or means relating to our project, or just want to ask us more questions, we would love to hear from you via

Whether you can donate or not, it would be great if you could please help us spread the word by clicking the 'I want to help' button above to help share our project.



As our team knowledge increases and develops each season, it is the continued support we get from our donors which allows us to improve our performance year on year. We would be extremely grateful for any donations. As an extra to the rewards that we have offered, if you are ever in Huddersfield then please feel free to contact us and we will try to arrange a tour of our facilities and a chance for you to meet some of the team members. 

Thank you for your support!



You can find out more about us on our website at: 

on Facebook at:

or via Twitter by following @Team_HARE 

Thank you for your interest in Team HARE!



Some great people have been part of Team HARE over the years. Here are just a few of them.

Team HARE 2000

 Team HARE 2000

Team HARE 2004 - 2005 

Team HARE 2005 2006

Team HARE 2005 - 2006

Team HARE 2005

Team HARE 2007 - 2008

Team HARE 2007 2008

Team HARE 2008 - 2009

Team HARE 2008 2009

Team HARE 2009 - 2010

Team HARE 2009 2010

Team HARE 2011 - 2012

Team HARE 2011 2012

Team HARE 2012 -2013

Team HARE 2012 2013

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Pledge £1 or more

Select this reward if you just want to donate to the project without receiving a reward.

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Pledge £10 or more

Donate £10 and receive an invitation to our exclusive Team HARE launch event in Huddersfield on 27 June 2014. Join us to meet the team and see the car up close. A great chance to meet fellow Engineering enthusiasts and network with representatives from the motor sports and engineering industries.

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Pledge £25 or more

Donate £25 and as well as receiving an invitation to our exclusive launch event, where you will get to meet the team and see the car, you will also receive a special limited-edition University of Huddersfield mug.

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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2014

Pledge £50 or more

Not only receive the exciting rewards listed so far, including an invitation to our exclusive launch event and a limited-edition University of Huddersfield mug, but also get a goody bag loaded with great stuff! This will include a limited-edition Parker pen, note pad and Post-it notes.

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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2015

Pledge £100 or more

In addition to all the other goodies, you will also receive a framed, signed photograph of Team HARE with the racing car.

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Pledge £250 or more

As one of our top donors you will receive everything listed above PLUS a very special invitation to join Team HARE at Silverstone on either Saturday 12 or Sunday 13 July 2014. As our VIP guests, you and a friend you will get to spend the day with Team HARE behind the scenes at this world-famous racing circuit. Please note this reward is offered for two people to enjoy in return for one donation of £250.

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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2014