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Formula Student

What is Formula Student?

Formula Student Team pose with car on a race track. Photo of the formula student car in a brightly lit studio.Attendees examine the car at the Formula Student launch eventWhile predominantly about the design and production of a single seat racing car, Formula Student is actually more about building future engineering talent, not just in design and manufacture, but also in management, marketing and people skills that are so vital in the modern world, across all sectors of employment.

Formula Student provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate their skills, enthusiasm, ingenuity and commitment to engineering excellence, and for industry to foster close links with academia to develop the people attributes they need for future success.

Formula Student is organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

The Event - comprises of 7 marked categories:

  • Cost
  • Presentation
  • Design
  • Acceleration - 75 meter dash in quickest time
  • Skidpan - Figure of eight formation
  • Endurance - 25 laps of approximately 775m each
  • Fuel Efficiency

 For further information visit the Team Sussex website.

Formula Student

Formula Student Mobil 1 LogoThe countdown to Silverstone has begun for this years 'Team Sussex'. The 29 students, a diverse combination of 2nd, 3rd and 4th year automotive, mechanical and electronic engineers, along with some of our product designers, business, and media students are making their final preperations for this years event.;

Team Sussex

Formula Student 2014Formula Student 2014 Launch

Unveil this years car

This year’s Formula Student team were joined by the Mayor and Mayoress for the launch of the car, which was unveiled by the VC and the Lord Lieutenant.

Team Sussex were also pleased to have Johnson Beharry VC at the launch, as they continue to support Help for Heroes.

Find out more about the team and follow their progress at: Team Sussex

The Telegraph STEM Awards

CAROP generatorFinal-year Mechanical Engineering student Daniel Crumpton and his team won the Automotive category of the STEM Awards with their new generator that makes electric-car engines lighter and more efficient.

Sussex student innovations in running for £25,000 Telegraph prize

Watch our winning automotive team talking through their project: