2020 Ordering Deadlines

DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION THESE LEAD-TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WE WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU DOUBLE THE TIME PERIODS SHOWN HERE. SHIPPING TIMES SHOULD ALSO BE DOUBLED. FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE PLEASE CLICK HERE. THE UK FORMULA STUDENT EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED SO THESE DATES ARE ONLY THEORETICAL. WE HAVE DECIDED TO KEEP THIS PAGE ACTIVE FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY. PLEASE NOTE THESE DATES DO NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE EXPECTED LONGER LEAD-TIMES.

When building a bespoke competition vehicle like a Formula Student car it is important to remember that the components will often be built to order and not 'off-the-shelf' as they would be with a standard road car.

The list below shows the FINAL dates for orders to be confirmed for some of the critical parts you will need when competing in Formula Student. These dates are for the the 2020 UK competition (23rd - 26th July 2020) - and allows for less then a week to fit the components onto the vehicle.

AP Racing9th June*
GKN (custom parts)19th May
GKN (off the shelf)14th July
Racetech14th July
Schroth30th June
Super B30th June
NMB/FK14th July
Indi Seats14th July+
HANS Devices14th July (CALL to check availability)
Schroth HANS Devices30th June
Tapes, fasteners etc.14th July
WillansCALL
OMP Racewear30th June


* - The date shown here is 6 weeks which is the standard lead-time for most of AP Racings range of products. In previous years there have been longer lead-times for AP Racing products. To limit the effect of the long lead-time for AP Racing on Formula Student teams we now keep a supply of the more common calipers and other components on the shelf. Please email and enquiries to sales@raceparts.co.uk and we will see what we can do for you.

+ - Supply of smaller Indi Seat kits were limited in 2019. It may not be possible to supply in time for this years competition if you leave it to this date, please call or email for details.

It is important to remember that the earlier you can order your components the better and even these dates would not guarantee you having the components you need in time. Don't let your hard work over the year go to waste just because you underestimated the deadlines for ordering components you need. The closer we get to the competition the more important it is that you call or email us before placing the order, that way we can do what needs to be done to make sure you get what you need in time.

For a general note on lead-times please click here.