Powdertech and Oxford Brookes Racing in 2016!

The team at Oxford Brookes Racing, one of the top Formula Student Teams in Europe, approached Powdertech Surface Science to help them protect key parts of their 2016 Formula Student Car. They not only wanted protection for their parts but a coating that would compliment the aesthetics of the car and survive once put through its paces.

Last years car used a standard spray paint finish due to time constraints and as a result started peeling off when subject to wear. Powdertech Surface Science were happy to supply our expertise and select the most appropriate coating for the task.

All structural parts were coated in an ultra matt automotive powder coating to give an outstanding performance specification and a premium aesthetic whilst safety critical components followed Formula Student regulation colours.The result of months of work and the help of other key suppliers is a stunning piece of performance engineering that is set to take on the best Europe has to offer! Aptly named “Betty”, the dark materials throughout with contrasting white decals make for a striking appearance.


The team, led by final year student Chris Shawe, will be racing the car against other European university teams across 3 locations Silverstone – UK, Hockenheim – Germany and Gyor – Hungary. To learn more about the team and to follow their upcoming races you can head over to their website or follow them on Twitter @oxbrookesracing