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Engineering students from all over the world test their skills at Silverstone

Valtteri Bottas, Mark Webber and Esteban Gutierrez. British Grand Prix, Sunday 30th June 2013 Credit: PA Images

Hundreds of engineering students from all over the world will be testing their skills at Silverstone today, at the world's largest student motorsport event.

Over 100 teams, including three from our region, will race single seat cars they have built from scratch over the past year.

The cars are judged on speed, acceleration and endurance, while the teams are tested on their design, costing and business presentation skills.