Saints Performance Automotive Design (SPAD) is the University of St Andrews’ Formula Student team and one of the newest teams to join and compete in the Formula Student competition. In 2020, a group of St Andrews’ students found that their experiences lacked opportunities to apply their technical knowledge in a practical manner. Brought together by their passion for engineering and motorsport, students founded SPAD with the aim of cementing a strong program for students to explore their interests and gain real-world experience in engineering and manufacturing, business planning, and project management. Within two years, SPAD has nearly doubled in size and support for the team continues to grow. Today, SPAD represents a diverse group of students from over 25 countries, studying a variety of subjects from physics, mathematics and computer science to economics, geography and philosophy.