Sheffield Hallam Formula Student Society (SHU Racing)

SHU Racing is the home of Sheffield Hallam University’s Formula Student Team.

We are an organisation founded and run by Sheffield Hallam university students who each year design and build a single seat, open wheel, race car. This then competes at the IMechE Formula Student event at Silverstone each summer.

The event consists of both static and dynamic events to test the team and the car. Events include; Endurance, sprint, acceleration, skid-pad, endurance, design, cost and a business presentation.


Members typically study

  • Aerospace
  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic/Electrical
  • Maths/Analytics
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Science

The facts

SHU Racing is Sheffield Hallam's centre for extra-curricular engineering practice.
The team creates a hub of technical excellence. We work with companies to develop the next STEM graduates.
We pride ourselves on welcoming students from any course, year and background from fashion design to business.
SHU Racing is made up of 12 Masters students as well younger team members.

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The team consists of over forty members from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, from foundation to master’s year students. As a team we strongly believe in professional diversification, utilising students with a wide range of perspectives, ideals and educational background This ensures we develop a diverse working environment, in which members can learn and apply teachings to a real world project and gain invaluable experience to prepare them for their future careers.

Each year we strive to push our designs and further innovate to improve our competitive edge in the competition. At our most recent event in 2019, the team successfully competed in every dynamic event, one of only fourteen teams to do so, whilst also reaching the costing final for the first time in the teams nine year history. The culmination of the hard work resulted in our highest ever finish, placing 21st overall.

Unfortunately, there was no competition in 2020. But this has presented us with a unique opportunity to spend an extra year developing our car to ensure the best possible performance. It is also allowing us to integrate more complex ideas and further develop components.

This is also the first year that SHU Racing will begin to develop an electric vehicle to enter the competition. This will allow us to improve the performance of the team as a whole and develop the skills of the team members to work in an always evolving automotive industry.

Our Internal Combustion Engine Team

  • Team Principal/ Drivers Environment Lead: Alice Boote
  • Manufacturing and Impact Attenuator Manager: Dominic Jepson
  • Vehicle Integration/ Chassis Lead: Jack Holmes
  • Purchasing Manager/ Powertrain Lead: Nathan Prentice
  • Logistics, Test rig and Suspension Lead: Jake Tasker
  • Steering Lead: Ewan Ridley
  • Wheels, Hubs, Uprights and Brakes Lead: Connor Waterman
  • Bodywork and Aerodynamic Lead: Harry Dransfield
  • Electrical Lead: Jack Boyes
  • Sponsorship and Marketing: James Merrills

Our Electric Vehicle Team

  • Team Principal: Elijah Santos
  • Drivetrain: Josh Rodgers
  • Control Systems: Jennifer Jones

How to Join

If you would like to know more please take a look at our website.

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