Oxford Brookes Racing recently finished as top UK team and sixth overall in the international Formula Student competition.

Winning the design category and fending off fierce competition from the University of Bath and Cardiff University teams throughout the rest of the competition saw Brookes become the UK’s top racing team for a record fifth time.

The team finished sixth overall, improving on two years ago when they finished in seventh place.

Gareth Neighbour, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at Oxford Brookes, commented: “The engineering, dedication and perseverance of the team and all of its members in my view is second to none and is one of the leading factors why the department produces graduates wanted by F1, leading motorsport teams and engineering sector employers.

Backed by industry and high profile engineers, the annual Formula Student competition seeks to help inspire and develop upcoming student teams from universities from around the globe.

Teams are asked to develop and create a prototype vehicle that must be low in cost, easy to maintain, with high performance on the track.

Each prototype vehicle is put through a rigorous testing process, judged by industry specialists, covering everything from design and safety, through to fuel economy to see which team comes out on top.

The full results are available to view online. You can follow the racing team on their Facebook page or on Twitter via @oxbrookesracing.