We are very grateful to all of our long terms sponsors who have continuously supported us over a number of years and also to all the sponsors who are supporting us for this race season. Without the kind support of those listed below, the whole project would not be possible. If you are interested in any sponsorship deals for this coming year, please contact our Commercial Director, Tim Falk. Our 2018 sponsorship brochure can also be seen here.
If you love performance, you’ll love Mobil 1 – the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand.
Mobil 1 isn’t just the world’s leading synthetic motor oil – it performs so amazingly under extreme conditions we’re the official lubricants of NASCAR® , used by more than half of all NASCAR teams. As for Formula 1 – we’ve been with leading F1 teams on the podium for 30 years! Did you know an expedition drove all the way around the world on one oil change — using Mobil 1 — thanks to its incredible engine protection? So if you’re looking for total engine performance, you want Mobil 1.
Everyone from professional racecar drivers like Tony Stewart to ordinary drivers like Peter Gilbert, who reached 1 million miles in his Saab last year using Mobil 1, rely on it to provide outstanding advanced protection and performance. In fact, Mobil 1 is found in more car models rolling off the production line than any other brand of motor oil – cars like the Corvette, Mercedes, Porsche, and Nissan GTR.
We’re one of the UK’s leading personal financial services companies and one of the largest providers of mortgages and savings in the UK. We’re also a growing participant in the corporate banking market.
We operate primarily in the UK, are regulated by the UK Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority and are part of Banco Santander, S.A. (the “Santander Group”).
The business is well positioned to grow, with a distribution capability across an extensive branch and corporate business centre network.
The University of Sussex believes that higher education helps social mobility, and that it is important for all young people to have the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of their background. The University’s widening participation (WP) team provides a responsive and inclusive programme, which aims to provide young people with the insight to make informed choices about their future. With Mobil 1 Sussex Racing in 2017/18, 160 Year 10 students will partake in a ‘Design a Racing Car’ day with the team and 80 Year 8 students will partake in a ‘Making Engineering Choices’ day with the team.
Assystem Technologies is a global player in engineering services, quality assurance, and consulting for clients operating in the aerospace, automotive, defence, financial services, industry, and transportation sectors. With c. 14,000 employees in 25 countries, Assystem Technologies has cutting-edge technical know-how and proven expertise in complex and critical systems. In 2017, Assystem Technologies achieved a turnover of over one billion euros.
Our mission is to improve the world through engineering and we recognise that our people are core to making this happen. A large part of developing our engineers relies on the ability to identify and nurture entrepreneurial talent. To make a positive impact on the world our engineers must challenge convention and be proactive and daring with the decisions they make and as a company, we must encourage this mentality.
Upon visiting the Formula Student Team, the enthusiasm and determination was undeniable and the level of technical competency was to be highly commended. It is precisely this combination of talent and drive that Assystem Technologies admires and seeks to develop. The ‘Start-Up’ type attitude exemplifies the behaviour we believe is critical for engineering and human progress and one which we are using to shape our own business. We are therefore proud to support the University of Sussex and the engineers of tomorrow and wish the team the very best of luck with their ambition to be in the Top 8 UK teams.
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.
SSTL is an independent British company within the Airbus Defence & Space group. They can develop satellites throughout their life cycle – from design and build through to launch and in-orbit monitoring and maintenance – or any stage of that cycle. For customers who want to monitor and maintain their own satellites, they can set up their ground station and train their in-house team. SSTL are kindly assisting with the design and manufacture of the Impact Attenuator, the Bodywork and all Aero elements for SR18.
BrewDog are one of the UK’s largest brewerys and since their foundation a little over 10 years ago, they have grown from two employees to 580. They have over 30 bars across the UK with a further 16 around the world. This year they have kindly supplied us with all the beer for our SR18 launch event.
Starting in the 1960s, initially to serve the motorcycle market, NGK entered the UK automotive market in the early 1970s. NGK has become the brand leader in the UK spark plug market and the number one choice of the professional.
NGK Spark Plugs are kindly igniting SR18 at Formula Student UK 2018.
Marston Motorsport Cooling are supplying SR18 with the radiator to our specifications, as designed by the team for yet another year. Marston Motorsport is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high performance heat management solutions.
Easy Composites Ltd was launched in 2010 and has quickly grown to become one of the UK and Europe’s leading suppliers of advanced composite materials and equipment. Easy Composites has experienced phenomenal growth thanks to their total commitment to providing unrivalled technical support on all of their products and processes. This year they have kindly assisted us in the selection and procurement of all the materials required for the bodywork on SR18.
Avon Tyres Motorsport is the competition tyre department of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd based at its European headquarters in Melksham, UK. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd is a subsidiary of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company of Findlay, Ohio, USA, and has more than a century’s experience at the leading edge of tyre technology.
QLeisure has grown to become one of the countries leading activity centres. Activities include Go-Karting, Paintballing, and shooting. Q Leisure kindly allowed Mobil 1 Sussex Racing 2017 to test the latest vehicle on their track in addition to providing driver training in their go karts for our 2018 drivers.
Earl’s Performance Products UK – Silverstone are kindly supporting Mobil 1 Sussex Racing with a selection of hydraulic lines and connectors for SR18. They are able to supply the full comprehensive range of high performance hydraulic hose and fittings from the Earl’s Performance USA catalogue, allowing the team to get the precise parts needed.
GKN is a global engineering group. Every day we drive the wheels of hundreds of millions of cars, we help thousands of aircraft to fly, we deliver the power to move earth and harvest cro ps, and we make essential components for industries that touch lives across the globe. GKN have kindly provided components for the Drivetrain of SR18.
Zircotec are specialists in heat management. They are also experts in plasma-spray processing and the production of high performance surface coatings and finishes. They are kindly helping us with our exhaust system for SR18 by coating the pipes to reduce the amount of thermal shock and radiation from the surface.
Titan focus exclusively on engine construction and component manufacturing and are one of the market leaders in their field, including the automotive, aerospace, marine and defence industries. In addition to its own range of branded products, Titan is still relied upon today for component manufacture by both prominent race teams as well as various road- and sports-car manufacturers. Titan are kindly ensuring that SR18 is steering in the right direction by manufacturing our steering rack.
Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. Solidworks have kindly provided the team with licenses to use their software on our personal computers, allowing us to design SR18 wherever we may be.
Demon Tweeks are the world’s leading retailer of high performance equipment and accessories for motorsport competitors, car tuners and motorcycle enthusiasts. For over 40 years they have focused entirely on these exciting, high octane and innovative markets, developing an unrivalled product portfolio and an exceptional level of expertise. For yet another year they are assisting us with various components and fittings across SR18.