Students design Silverstone T-shirts in time for British Grand Prix

News Page 25th June 2018

Formula One fans will be able to kit themselves out in some seriously stylish race wear at the British Grand Prix, courtesy of creative students from the University of Northampton.

Each year, Graphic Communication undergraduates take part in a challenge set by Silverstone Circuit’s merchandise team, which gives those on the degree course the opportunity to design T-shirts and caps.

Around 70 student designs were submitted this year, with the best selected, produced and sold by Silverstone, in time for the British Grand Prix.

This year, six students had their designs selected for sale at the Home of British Motorsport.

Silverstone buyer, Vicki Shirley, said: “Yet again this year we have been really impressed with the standard of designs we have received from the students – our garment suppliers have even commented on the calibre of designs.

“It is a great opportunity for the students to see their designs used on merchandise but also a great opportunity for Silverstone to harness some fresh local talent.”

You can view and buy the T-shirts on the Silverstone website. Click on the gallery below for a closer look.

Read our story about student Jess Black, who designed Silverstone’s best-selling T-shirt of last year’s British Grand Prix.

The Graphic Communication students with Vicki Shirley and Lee Mullen from Silverstone Circuit

The British Grand Prix weekend gets underway at Silverstone on Friday 6 July with the first two practice sessions, followed by a further practice session and qualifying on Saturday, and the Grand Prix on Sunday.

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