An upgrade in quality and safety thanks to Garage Floor Tile Company


As OBR goes from a combustion engine to being fully electric, it becomes increasingly important to protect our sensitive electrical components… GFTC has provided us with special tiles that heavily reduce the static charge generated…

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Champions: OBR Autonomous scoop Overall Class Win at Virtual Formula Student

Oxford Brookes Racing’s Autonomous division – OBR Autonomous – rounded off a successful Virtual Formula Student Competition by winning in the DDT class, with a litany of wins to boot.

Founded in 2018, OBR Autonomous has rapidly expanded to take on the very best, forming successful technical partnerships with high profile organisations such as Ordinance Survey and Oxfordshire County Council. 

Winning in multiple categories, the result justifies OBR Autonomous’ seat at the table with other major players, and places the team in good stead for future competitions as the driverless division continues to grow.

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OBR Full Virtual Formula Student UK Results – Autonomous

  • 1st – Formula Student 2020 FSAI DDT Class Overall
  • 1st – Formula Student 2020 FSAI Presentation
  • 1st – Formula Student 2020 FSAI Simulation
  • 1st – Formula Student 2020 FSAI DDT Design
  • 4th – Formula Student 2020 FSAI Real World Event

Words: Thomas Godfrey

Oxford Brookes’ balance between theory and work-based learning: Supporting the new generation of engineers – even before they graduate


The Formula Student project at Oxford Brookes University plays a pivotal role in the preparation of students for industry… Many Oxford Brookes graduates have 1-5 years of on-the-job experience in a race team, fresh out of their university degrees…”

Read the full article on page 12 here: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET) – Partner news: Issue 43 (Summer 2020)

Are the best universities producing the best engineers?

Article by Tereza Pultarova, E&T


“Not only do they have that extra, relevant interest but also the interview inevitably ends up being about an area where they are experts, rather than the other way around.”

The university’s students, [Gordana] Collier says, are regularly invited to apply for jobs at Ferrari, and frequently succeed at interviews with Mercedes HPP, BMW or Renault F1.

The university doesn’t see Formula Student as a ‘side-project’, but an integral part of the teaching and development of its students,” says Collier. “This means people land from day one wanting to be part of something special and to make a difference.”

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