Southampton Formula Student Team (SUFST)

SUFST is a student society that designs and builds a single seat, open-wheel, race car to compete in the IMechE Formula Student Competition. We design the car from September to December, and build it from January to April, with testing afterwards to prepare for competition in July. A multitude of our engineers have gone on to gain placements and graduate jobs at several Formula One teams.

Members typically study

  • Aerospace
  • Civil/Building
  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Sciences/Maths

The facts

SUFST was founded in 2013 to compete in the IMechE Formula Student Competition.
The team is entirely student run, and the majority of parts are produced in-house.
We study a variety of subjects, from Aeronautical Engineering to Business Management.
Several team members have gone on to enjoy successful careers at Formula One Teams.

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Our Committee:

Team Leader: Jake Kneller
Chief Engineer: Jack Routly
Chief Designer: Pau Miquel
Head of Vehicle Performance: Titas Bucelis
Head Of Powertrain: Harry Dagnell
Head Of Chassis: Carlos Boschetto & Dan Roback
Head Of Suspension: Thomas Gilles & Balraj Basra
Head Of Aerodynamics: Lee Shaun Theodore & Miguel Pedro Cano Puerto
Head Of Electronics: Lauren Rheeston-Stewart
Head Of Testing: Idoia Romero
Head Of PR and Sponsorship: Anokh Vithayathil.


STAG V was our 6th car, designed and built to compete at Silverstone for FSUK 2018, and FSEast in Hungary. We thrashed our points record at Silverstone, with best-ever finishes in several events. The car achieved a 0-60mph time of 4.9 seconds and performed fantastically in the skid-pad and sprint events. A small steering wheel issue prevented an elusive first endurance finish – but this was achieved in Hungary, which was a huge achievement for the team. Overall, STAG V represented a massive improvement over the previous year, including a first-ever composite monocoque chassis.

How to Join

Please visit our website for information regarding joining SUFST.

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