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Bath races to success as UK's top team

The University of Bath's Formula Student team has just finished its highest achieving season to date

Posted by Hannah Oakman | September 19, 2015 | Sports & leisure

Team Bath Racing, which is made up of 20 undergraduate student engineers from the University of Bath, compete annually at the Formula Student (FS) competitions which challenge student engineers to design, build and race a single-seat racing car in one year.

This year, the 2015 team (TBR15) achieved its best ever results in Team Bath Racing’s history achieving a world ranking* of 15 out of over 600 international teams and for the second year running, the top UK team.

Team Bath Racing’s domination amongst the UK teams is highlighted by the next highest UK team being ranked a considerable 49 places below with Birmingham at 64th and Oxford Brookes at 75th in the world rankings.

TBR15 Business Manager and MEng (Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering graduate, Tom Stevens said: “At the beginning of the year we had very high expectations for TBR15, but to see those expectations become reality is so satisfying. Finishing all three of the endurance events was a fantastic achievement for us and I’m extremely proud to now be a member of Team Bath Racing’s most successful team ever.”

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Design, Professor Gary Hawley added: “This is a fantastic achievement.Coupled with our submarine and drone teams it demonstrates the creative innovation that our engineering students are capable of as well as their competitive nature. It is no wonder that our students are highly prized by industry for placements and for graduate careers.”

*The full world rankings can be found at




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