UH13 was the successor to our most successful car to date and it had a lot to live up to with the UH Racing team having placed 2nd overall at FSG 2009. Following the teams successful recipe of a tubular steel space frame chassis and powered by a fuel injected Yamaha R6 engine, the team improved the breed by extracting more weight from across the car, improved fuel economy and changed over to more consistent tyres to cope with FSG’s endurance event, typically run in over 30 degree heat. Key improvements saw our departure from the Mini limited slip differential which the team had run for many years to our own custom alloy bodied LSD unit, thus saving weight and improving component integration. The team invested in new Kaz Penske 2 way adjustable shocks; they provided excellent damping characteristics in a really nice lightweight compact package. The build quality was second to none, the team were really fortunate to draw upon the experience of team members’ industrial placement experience. The team’s hard work and preparation for Formula Student UK went rewarded with 5th place overall, placing UH as the highest UK team. The team again meticulously prepared for FSG and heading in to the final day of competition were looking good for yet another top 10 finish when our trusty Yamaha R6 failed to start after the driver change in the endurance event. It was a sad end for a car that has become UH’s finest FS car.
- - Body: Tubular Steel Space Frame
- - Engine: Yamaha R6 600CC
FSG: 32nd overall
FSUK: 5th overall in, Class 1A 1st in business presentation, Class 1A 1st in sustainability
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