We wouldn’t be where we are now without the help of our generous sponsors. All the companies below are supporting the project this season and some have been long-term supporters, take a look at what they are about!
If you are interested in any sponsorship deals for this coming year, please contact our commercial director, Joshua Foster on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 2019 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.
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.
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.
“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.” – Assystem 2018
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.
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.
TSL specialize in a wealth of services from food and pharmaceutical to logistics and hi-tech manufacturing. TSL was founded on inspirational ideas and a game changing approach. They provide clients with multi-disciplined teams for every stage from conception to construction and handover of their project. TSL are passionate about fund raising for good causes. Our chosen charity is Cancer Research UK.
Starting in the 1960s, initially, to serve the motorcycle market, NGK Spark Plugs 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.
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.
Docking Engineering is literally at the heart of British Motorsport, situated directly on site at Silverstone Circuit. They design and develop a wide range of high-spec, performance equipment for the motorsport, defence, UAV and aviation industries. They have very kindly offered us technical support from their vast experience in motorsport as well as components from their vast selection.
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.
Our providers of electrical solutions. As part of the Friedhelm Loh Group, they have been developing electrical CAD software for over 30 years. They provided us with electrical CAD software that our electrical engineers will use for the Wire Looming project. This will help us better with our packaging and electric efficiency.
ABC provides bearings, fasteners and lubricants teams from Kart Racing all the way to Formula 1. They’ve provided winning teams in F1, Le Mans and WRC as well as supplying many of the top GP2 teams. They are supplying us with the components that we need to build our SR19 race car, making them a great addition to the team.
Accu has kindly sponsored us for our component needs. Accu make high end engineering components accessible to everyone by providing a complete range of reliable, high-quality, engineering components with the convenience of an online store – click on their logo to go to their website and start your project.
SPAL AUTOMOTIVE is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high quality electric fans and blowers for all types of vehicles. They provide Sussex Racing with the radiator fans to help the engine cool and perform at it’s optimum temperature.
As the world’s leading supplier of automotive finishes, PPG Industries is one of only a few companies that can supply any type of coating needed for any type of vehicle. They will assist Sussex Racing with the coating on the car to make it stand out at Silverstone!
LOCTITE® is the world’s leading brand for adhesives, sealants and surface treatments. With breakthrough technology, they provide solutions that deliver on their goals of providing more efficient adhesives that are durable, strong and long lasting to unlock the limitless potential of man and machine. They give Sussex Racing credit to acquire the adhesive solutions that will help with our race car.
Pro Formance are specialist in performance tubes. They create metals for Aviation, Motorsport, Defense, Engineering and Niche vehicle sectors worldwide. They pride themselves on their in-depth knowledge of material grades and their applications ensure they provide customers with a high level of support throughout the design, build, aftercare and improvement stages if required. They will provide the steel parts we may need for our race car.
Agricom Commercial Mechanics Limited provide mobile and workshop based solutions to clients. They look after agricultural vehicles and HGV trucks and provide mobile mechanic services to them. They also service excavators, dumpers, rollers and small plants. They help Sussex Racing with fabricating and bending the tubes for our chassis.
AT Power are known for their exceptional quality, performance and design in numerous areas of engine performance, as well as being trusted and respected design consultants for some of the world’s largest Motorsport organisations. They will contribute to throttling services we will need for our engine to work to its max efficiency.
Ricardo provide us with their Wave software, a professional level software that allows for engine and drivetrain modelling. This helps create an overview of various parameters which aids in incorporating optimising drivetrain ratios.
The MSC Software will be used to calculate our suspension nodal points as part of our chassis and suspension software.
Want to sponsor Sussex Racing?
If you are interested in any sponsorship deals for this coming year, please contact our Commercial Director, Joshua Foster.
Our 2020 sponsorship brochure can also be seen below.