SHU Racing is an organisation founded and run by university students, with the 2023/24 season being the 14th year of competition. The team is comprised of a wide range of students from varying courses and backgrounds, running in parallel with our dedicated society, SHU Racing offers something for everyone. As a team we strongly believe in professional diversification, utilising students with a wide range of perspectives, ideas and educational backgrounds. This cultivates a successful working environment and brings a wealth of experience to the team. SHU Racing is managed at the top level by a team principal, who has a hand-picked masters team managing individual areas of the car's development.
Year on year we strive to push our designs and further innovate to improve our competitive edge in the competition. Read on to find out how SHU Racing has progressed over the previous seasons.
Sheffield Hallam University enters its first car into FSUK and places 76th
Sheffield Hallam University places 94th overall
SHU Racing returns to FSUK and places 75th overall. Completes all static events
SHU Racing places 68th out of 97 teams and 138.5 points
SHU Racing places 72nd out of 109 teams and achieves 167.2 points in the static events. A concept class team (formerly class 2) was also entered into the event and came 31st
This year was seen as a turning point in SHU Racings history as this was the first year the car went out on track and competed in both static and dynamic events at FSUK. Overall, the team placed 23rd out of 75 teams and received 304.5 points. Additionally, SHU Racing was the first team of the weekend to complete the 22km long endurance event!
In 2018, the team again built a car that would compete in the dynamic events at the competition. This year, however, all events were completed for the first time in the team's history! The team placed 39th overall out of 81 class 1 teams with 212.2 points.
In 2019 the team again experienced great success at FSUK and placed 21st out of 81 teams receiving 332.1 points. Again the team completed all dynamic events but this year also had 2 drivers compete in each, thus earning us more points overall. This was also the first year that the team would reach a final of a static event where we eventually finished 6th and received 96 out of a possible 100 points!
Upon returning to Sheffield after the event, a few members of the team were also lucky enough to be given the chance to present the car to HRH Prince Harry and discuss our recent success with him.
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no physical FSUK event was held but a car was designed. This was used as a basis for the 2021 team.
In 2021, the team smashed all expectations finishing in the top 10 in the Acceleration Event and top 5 in the Sprint Qualifying! Unfortunately due to a mechanical failure, the car failed to finish the endurance, however, the team still achieved a total of 326.5 points, just 7 points off our best-ever result!! Once again proving that the team is on the rise and will be battling at the top in the not so distant future.
In 2022, the team excelled in the static events finishing 2nd in costing and 7th in the business plan presentation. Due to electrical issues across the car we were unable to compete in any of the dynamic events, but achieved a new PB for vehicle weight, weighing 181 kg. With not a single wheel turned the team managed to score 265.9 points and placed 19th overall.
In 2023, the team were praised highly on their quality of manufacturing, with multiple students coming back from placement years to refine past processes and take the team's bodywork to a higher standard.
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