We recently helped design and supplied the exhaust tubing to the Sheffield Formula Racing team for the annual IMechE Formula Student competition at Silverstone.
The team went on to leave Silverstone with two awards, ranking 20th overall - their highest ever finish by a mile!
The competition started with a 22nd place in the skid pad event, followed by minor engine issues which unfortunately led to the team missing the Acceleration event.
After fixing the engine issues the team placed 8th in the sprint event, making them the fastest car without an aerodynamics package! They also placed 12th in the Business event, 23rd in the Design event and won in the Costing event, receiving an award for Costing and Manufacturing as well as an award from CKN for the lightest weight and best value ICE.
Unfortunately, due to a rod end failure, the team were unable to finish in the Endurance event on Sunday, after completing 15 out of the 22 laps. This meant losing out on valuable points, however they still went home on a high after finding out their overall ranking in the competition.
The team are all very excited to begin designing their next car, and to do even better in the competition next year!