SMHS Joins the Nosecone Club

16 Nov 2011

When Mike King, long time SMHS member and University of Sussex tutor, suggested we should join the Nosecone Club, he certainly got us all wondering what it was all about!

By making a donation we secured a prime position to stick our SMHS logo on the front nosecone of a single seat racing car, with the money going to Help for Heroes charity.

The car was built by the University of Sussex Formula Student Project, an International event organized by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Formula Student provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate their skills, enthusiasm, ingenuity and commitment to engineering excellence, and for industry to foster close links with academia.

The event comprises of seven marked categories; Cost, Presentation, Design, Acceleration (quickest time over a 75 metre dash), Skidpan, Endurance (25 x 775 metres) and Fuel Efficiency.

The team along with their car came 34th out of 120 entries; not bad going considering the Sussex team had no professional car manufacturer sponsorship, unlike the Italian teams supported by Ferrari and German teams supported by Mercedes.

Johnson Beharry VC has been a Patron of the University of Sussex Formula Student Project for the past four years and can be seen here unveiling the Sussex car for the first time.

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