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SR inspire the Next Generation!

Following our large amount of work delivering Widening Participation Days, Careers Fair, presenting School Assemblies the IMECHE have recognised this work that the team are going beyond building a racing car but inspiring the next generation.

The full article can be found on the IMECHE here.

Inspiring the next Generation

 


Year 10 Future Pathways Event

Chris, Seb and Josh took a trip to Ifield Community College near Crawley with the SR-16 car to show students the options within an Engineering Degree at the University of Sussex. They spent the evening engaging with staff and students, yet another event Sussex Racing have attended to inspire the next generation.
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Spaceframe construction begins!

Nicolay and Luke took a trip along to Pipecraft Innovations in Lancing to get both the main roll hoop and front roll hoop bent into shape to allow the remainder of the chassis to begin construction.
Pipe Craft Sussex

Mannequin Challenge

The team took part in making a Mannequin Challenge in the student workshop which has sparked a few other teams take part in the #FSMannequinChallenge


Impact Attenuators

Luke Rondel and Laurence De Souza spent a day at Surrey Satellite Technology  constructing several different IAs for testing in the new year. We are very grateful for the support to the team letting the team use the facilities at their Hampshire plant. Updates after they have been tested will appear in February.
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University Widening Participation

Mobil 1 Sussex Racing are continuing the partnership with Widening Participation. This year 120 students are planned to visit the team over 3 days to experience a day in the life of a Formula Student team. Taking part in CAD and Electronics sessions focusing towards a formula student car.

“Widening Participation are delighted to continue our fruitful partnership with the university’s Formula Student team, who deliver events for 120 pupils throughout the year. The team have put together an engaging and exciting day for our Year 10s, giving them an insight into Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Feedback has been excellent and Design A Racing Car Day is a fantastic addition to our portfolio of academic events”.

Chris Mason ( Academic Events Project Lead KS3/4)

Full story can be found here.

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Promoting STEM

This year we are focusing on promoting Engineering and Science subjects to schools, whilst sharing our experiences in taking Engineering to university level. In October we visited Burgess Hill School presenting an assembly to 250 students before showing off SR-16 with lots of people jumping into the driving seat!
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Amex Stadium

BHAFC have continued to support the team for another year with displaying our Formula Student car outside the stadium ahead of kick off. This time we were present at the Seagulls vs Wolves match. We hope to visit again later in the season!
Amex Stadium

Freshers Fair

At the beginning of the academic we took both the 2015 and 2016 Sussex Racings’ car down to meet all the new students. Throughout the day we met a number of interested staff and students. Next exposure will be the University Open Days throughout September and October.
Freshers Fair

Brighton Speed Trials 2016

Brighton and Hove Motor Club kindly agreed to display the 2016 in the Paddock for the annual Brighton Speed Trials.  It is Britain’s oldest motor racing event, first staged in 1905, now hosting over 200 vehicles on the quarter mile stretch of Madeira Drive.  We collected £155.21 for Help for Heroes, our next bucket collection will be at the University of Sussex Freshers Fair.
Brighton Speed Trails Sussex Racing

Silverstone 2016

Mobil 1 Sussex Racing roared into success with only an 11 strong Class 1 team coming home for the first time from Silverstone with silverware. Winning the Business Presentation event after representing in the final against 5 other Universities. Succesfully completing all Static and Dynamic events despite a failure within the Drivetrain during the Sprint on Saturday. Managing to nurse the car around the Endurance on the Sunday.

Finally finishing 9th out of the UK and 43rd in the world.

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Launch of SR 16

Sussex Racing’s launch event took place on the 9th of June, displaying their 2016 Season car to the public. Amongst the audience was Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Farthing, who has been an avid supporter of the project for many years, giving the following words of support: “This is one of the highlights of our year. These are exceptional people who do an amazing task in a very short space of time. This project takes people outside the classroom and gets them to do something that is real.”
The launch party also hosted key patrons Richard Nobel OBE, Dick Atkins our team supervisor and Rupert Bravery.
As well as many distinguished figures including HM Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Peter Field and Television presenter Mark Evans. Through many organised events along with the success of the Nosecone-club, the team have been raising money for their chosen charity Help For Heroes, a remarkable organisation which helps to provide direct, practical support for wounded, injured or sick, Veterans, Servicemen and women. The team is proud to have raised a total of £715 throughout the year, with Santander kindly matching £500 of the donation, thus bringing the grand total raised for Help for Heroes to £1215 – the largest sum the team has raised to date.
Formula Student University of Sussex Launch


Help for Heroes

Through many organised events along with the success of the Nosecone-club, the team have been raising money for their chosen charity Help For Heroes, a remarkable organisation which helps to provide direct, practical support for wounded, injured or sick, Veterans, Servicemen and women. The team is proud to have raised a total of £715 throughout the year, with Santander kindly matching £500 of the donation, thus bringing the grand total raised for Help for Heroes to £1215 – the largest sum the team has raised to date.
University of Sussex Racing Help for Heroes

Latest TV Coverage


Mario Kart Fundraiser

Sussex Racing hosted a Mario Kart Tournement as a fundraiser for team funds and also Help for Heroes. This was a well attended event in the Students’ Union. UniTV kindly covered the event – video to the right.

University of Sussex Mario Kart

2015 Team


TS 15 Bodywork

The car was wrapped in a painting by María Inés Aguirre (also known as MIA), an Argentinian artist known for her eye-catching and vibrant abstract works.

MIA, who has previously painted a Steinway concert grand piano as well as several life-size animal sculptures for cities across Europe, commented: “I always wanted to paint a car because I like to paint velocity. That’s what I was trying to achieve here – that each brushstroke would be full of movement.

“I always work very fast – I felt like I was driving the car with colours.”

Peter Field, the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, and Cllr Lynda Hyde, the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, were present at the launch event to celebrate the work of the University’s young engineers.

The Mayor said: “This is a marvellous project to encourage and assist the students in gaining practical experience, and in applying the skills they are learning. And what an exciting project it is!”

The Lord Lieutenant added: “This car is an amazing demonstration of the students’ skills, and shows great teamwork. The students have been dedicated to getting it right, which should put them in pole position in terms of winning the race at Silverstone.”