The Mechanical Team are responsible for fabricating our car out of raw sections of steel, aluminium and anything fancier that we can get our hands on.
Performance, efficiency and safety are of utmost importance throughout all of our work, as we strive to create the best car possible with the time, money and resources available to us.
To achieve this, we combine the best of traditional and modern engineering techniques, supplementing our CAD design and advanced engineering simulations tools with a large amount of practical, hands on manufacturing work, giving our students the opportunity to learn real world engineering skills that they can carry forward into advanced engineering industries.
We also work closely with UCDFS’s Electrical Team to tackle the unique design challenges that accompany creating a cutting-edge electric race car.
Stopping quickly is one of the most important and underrated aspects of any racing vehicle.
Our Braking Team designs and builds the entirety of our braking system, from the pedals to the brake discs – allowing us to decelerate so fast you forget your own name.
Steering & Suspension
Our Steering and Suspension Team are responsible for the handling of our vehicle.
The enemy of any driver hoping for a plush and luxurious ride, their job is to control the car and tires with absolute precision, allowing us to manoeuvre through the tight and turning Formula Student tracks as quickly as possible.
The Powertrain Team’s task is simple: take all of the power generated by our electrical team and transmit it as efficiently as possible to the rear wheels.
In other words, they are the ones mostly responsible for our lightning-quick acceleration and many sets of burnt-out tires.
Chassis & Ergonomics
The Chassis and Ergonomics Team create the steel frame which forms the skeleton of the vehicle, connecting all of the parts together in the most efficient and compact way possible.
They’re also responsible for ensuring our drivers are secured in the car and are in the best position to perform their best when it matters the most.
The team also deals with the majority of the driver’s safety devices, ranging from the seat and harness to ensuring the chassis and impact attenuator are capable of protecting the driver – even in the most extreme of situations.
Meet the Mech Team
Mech Team Captain
Fionn Gibson Kelly