Henkel backs student motorsport

Eight teams participating in this year’s Formula Student educational motorsport competition are being sponsored by Henkel, including the University of Hertfordshire’s UH Racing Team and University of Sunderland.

All are hoping that the benefits of using Loctite products will help deliver high place finishes in this prestigious event, which has become an established testing ground for the next generation of world-class engineers.

Both the University of Hertfordshire’s UH Racing Team and the University of Sunderland are seasoned campaigners at Formula Student, the UK event of which takes place on 13-15 July at Silverstone – the weekend after the British Formula One Grand Prix.

‘We have lots of applications for Loctite products in this year’s car, particularly with the growing amount of carbon fibre being deployed,’ explained Elliott Cook, team leader at the University of Hertfordshire’s UH Racing Team. ‘Bonding as a process compared with mechanical fasteners or welding is fast, light and reliable.’

The University of Hertfordshire’s UH Racing Team is aiming for a top 10 finish at the UK event, with the University of Sunderland aiming for a top 30 finish.