Team SURTES (Surrey University Racing Technology Engineering Solutions) is the University of Surrey’s Formula Student Racing team, operating out of the Engineering Design Centre in Guildford, UK. Each year the team enters the Formula Student UK event held at Silverstone in July, competing with a single seat formula car, designed and built by the students at Surrey. Team SURTES has competed at FSUK for 9 years now and made the move to electric 2 years ago.
Team SURTES became one of the first UK teams to successfully compete with an electric vehicle at any of the Formula Student events. The team was one of only 3 electric UK teams to successfully pass scrutineering and compete in the endurance. This year we aim to be the Top UK EV team and a Top 20 finish in Class 1 and Top 5 finish in Class 2 at Silverstone.
We are very grateful to all of our sponsors, graduates, workshop staff and faculty advisors that help us each year, without them we would not be able to compete. Our team is predominantly compromised of engineering undergraduate students aided by volunteers.
Last year marked the start of a new strategy within Team SURTES and saw the teams first ever Class 2 car compete at the UK competition. The team now operates a two year cycle on cars with a team of engineers designing and building a Class 2 car to compete, before refining the car further in the following year based on competition judges' feedback to compete in Class 1 the year after.