Sussex Racing

Sussex Racing is the Formula Student team representing the University of Sussex for the 2021 IMechE Formula Student UK competition.


Our team consists of Masters Automotive Engineering students in their final year of study. Driven by innovation and passion we design, fund, and build a small single seater Formula 1 style racing car. Working closely with our team partners we hope to bring in new innovative parts to improve the overall performance of the car. Our motivated team will be working to complete this project alongside finishing their degree.

We are looking forward to announcing SR21 this coming summer.


Formula Student 


Formula Student is an annual competition run by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and is Europe’s most established educational motor sport competion.  


Held each July at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix, Formula Student attracts over 100 university teams from all over the world. The Competition entails the design, business proposal and build of the single seat race car ranked by Industry Experts Judges against all the university teams.


With over 10,000 spectators and students from 30+ countries, this is a great opportunities for companies to promote their brand and attract the top engineering students via sponsorships with teams. 

Our Philosophy

To leave a legacy of quality processes and business principles, creating the foundation to further improve the performance and engineering standard of the Sussex Racing team. 

To use engineering first principles and an exceptional business ethos to have the most cohesive design and successful season in our Sussex Racing history.


Formula Student 2018

SR18, Silverstone July 2018, United Kingdom

Our History


Due to Covid-19, the Formula Student event was held virtually. SR20 still managed to achieve an 8th place finish for the business event during the difficult period. Overall the team placed 26th out of 66 teams, giving us our 2nd best finish in our history.

Photo by~Malcolm Tam, Email~malcolta@hot

SR19 finished 40th overall and 26th in the UK, despite facing an exhaust problem during the end of the endurance event.


SR18 is the highest finishing Sussex Racing team to date, finishing 22nd overall and 13th in the UK out 81 teams.


SR17 finished 40th overall and 25th in the UK, despite unforeseen circumstances that prevented them from passing the scrutineering brake test.


SR16 team placed 1st worldwide for the static business event, finishing 43rd overall and an impressive 9th in the UK. 

Photo by Malcolm Tam - malcolta_hotmail.

SR15 is the third highest finishing team to date. They finished a proud 28th overall out of an 135 teams worldwide.

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