Formula Student 2020

Support RGU's Formula Student Team towards building their first race car!

  • £745

    pledged of £10,000

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This project received pledges on Mon 20 Apr 2020

A short summary...

We are RGU Racing, an enthusiastic team of students at Robert Gordon University who design, build & race a single seat formula style race car. The project allows us to take what we learn in class and apply it to a real-world project. The team is made up from students studying various degree paths which allows us to integrate and work across specialties. The experiences and situations we are exposed to during the project provide an invaluable opportunity to develop ourselves beyond the classroom.

We are raising £10000 to compete at Formula Student 2020 which will allow our student race team to prepare for our first fully functional racing entry in 2021.

Our Story

RGU Racing was founded in mid-2018 by a group of passionate and highly motivated engineering students. Over the following 12 months the small group prepared the initial designs for the 2019 FSUK Design Class entry (Concept Class). The teams first foray into the competition was successful with the Team finishing 9th in the Engineering Design Event & Top Scottish Team in the Concept Class. Since the success of our FSUK 2019 in the Summer, the team has grown in size and disciplines, with now over 45 active members.

What is Formula Student?

Formula Student is the largest educational engineering competition in Europe. It sees University students from across the continent compete against each other with small formula style race cars. Teams are tested in a variety of static and dynamic challenges, assessing their engineering, management and business skills.

Where will the money go?

We are looking to raise a minimum of £1,000 with an ultimate goal of £10,000 which will help boost our performance to the max in the competition.

Our team will have their heads down working hard to ensure that our car is fully designed and optimised in key areas to ensure we produce our best ever FSUK entry.

To give you an idea as to some of our costs:

  • Tyres and Wheels: £3000
  • Fuel (Aberdeen to Silverstone): £1000
  • Accommodation: £1000
  • Suspension (Springs & Dampers): £2000
  • Bodywork: £3000

Any additional funds we raise will go towards bringing additional team members to the competition and development of the power unit.

our Rewards

We've got some great rewards to offer in return for your generous support, no matter what you can give. You can check them out just to the right. All of our rewards stack so you'll get every reward up to and including the level at which you donate.

Follow Our journey

You can follow our Journey to Silverstone 2020 and beyond on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Help us succeed!

We understand some may not be financially able to back our campaign however, your interest and support can still bring us a long way. Please share this project with anyone and everyone – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, and Instagram.

Our listed rewards go up to £250 however, if you would like to make a more substantial contribution to our project or you could offer the team in-kind support we would love to hear from you and would like to invite you into our external Partnership Network.

If you would be interested in the above additional options, please do not hesitate to contact our Team Principal, Michael Dow (, for more details.