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.
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.