Fibet anti-vibration products have helped the SHU Racing team break into the Formula Student UK top 20 for the first time.
Photos courtesy of Sheffield Hallam University’s Student Racing Team
Even as a motor racing aficionado, you may not know a great deal about Formula Student (FS), but it’s playing a crucial role in encouraging more young people to take up a career in engineering.
Students from across Europe take part in the project as part of their degree, and FS has quickly become an industry standard for engineering graduates to meet – in terms of practical engineering experience and the ‘softer’ skills of planning, teamwork and project management.
Each year, more than 100 university teams from around the globe travel to Silverstone to compete in static and dynamic events. This year, the competition celebrated its 21st birthday, and the team from Sheffield Hallam University are celebrating too, having finished the 2019 season with a highest ever points total of 332.1. Overall, they finished 21st out of 81 points-scoring teams and broke into the UK top 20 for the first time.
It’s not just ‘pure’ engineers who form part of the SHU Racing team at Sheffield Hallam. The team comprises a wide range of students from varying courses and backgrounds, giving SHU Racing a professional diversification and experience that has helped drive their success.
Fibet is one of SHU Racing’s partners and, as the team reveals the car for its seventh year of competition, we’ll be there again, using our vibration isolation expertise in automotive applications to support the team as it looks to build on the success of the past year.
We were delighted to hear from team principal Matthew Hoyle, who said:
“I am writing to you on behalf of the Sheffield Hallam University Formula Student team to thank yourself and Fibet for your support over the 2019 season.
“With your contribution we have been able to achieve the highest placing car in the history of SHU Racing, competing in all dynamic and static events whilst also reaching the costing final for the first time.
“We are now looking to carry this success into the upcoming 2019/20 season and hope that we can rely on your continued support.”
They certainly can.