Here at metals4U we are proud to be part of Leeds Gryphon Racing sponsorship for another IMechE Formula Student season. The team is made up from engineering students at The University of Leeds.
This year the team will be led by Zbigniew ‘Ziggy’ Pilichiewicz. Ziggy has already recruited his FS2020 team, organised the sub-team allocation, and is overseeing the R&D on FS20- their car for the Silverstone competition next August. As if that wasn’t enough, the Gryphon team have decided to work on 3 cars simultaneously- the F20, continued development on last year’s F19 with a view to entering it again once the revisions are implemented, and research into a driverless electric car, currently being developed under the working title of ‘F22’ which the team plan to enter in the IMechE Formula Student competition in 2022.
Earlier this month, Ziggy and Lucy came to our Wetherby Head office to collect the mild steel CDS tubes necessary to start work on their new chassis construction.
The mild steel CDS tubes have already been laser cut by fellow Leeds Gryphon Racing sponsors, StageOne, and are the first stage in the development and improvement on last year’s design; the team expect the welding to be complete and have a rolling chassis by mid-December – with the team moving up 19 places at the Silverstone event last year compared to their 2018 performance, the team really is on track to be placed high up the leader board for this season.
Over the coming months we will be taking a closer look at the team members and the R & D that will be shaping the design and performance decisions, why not follow us on our social channels to keep up to date with our sponsorship progress..