Diesel and Motor Engineering (DIMO) PLC, one of the leading automobile companies in Sri Lanka, will be supporting the engineering students from the Mechanical Engineering Department of University of Moratuwa to participate in the world’s biggest student motorsport competition “Formula Student 2016.” This year’s event is to be held at the Silverstone Circuit in United Kingdom. Formula Student 2015 winners Delft University of Technology of The Netherlands, University of Bath, Oxford Brookes and the University of Birmingham will once again return this time round.
Organized by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Formula Student is Europe’s most established educational motorsport competition and is backed by the industry and high profile engineers. The competition challenges university student engineers from around the world to design, build and race a single-seat racing car in one year in order to compete in static and dynamic events, demonstrating their understanding and testing the performance of the race car. Dozens of Formula Student alumni have progressed to Formula 1, and hundreds more are now working at the world’s largest automotive firms helping to design and engineer the cars of tomorrow. Applications were received from teams around the world, and 156 teams have successfully claimed a place for the competition at the iconic Silverstone Circuit, known to be the home of British motorsport.