QFR18 makes its track debut

On Monday afternoon Queen’s Formula Racing tested its latest Formula Student challenger on track for the first time. After nine months designing, manufacturing and assembling the single-seater racecar the whole team was relieved to see it running smoothly at Nutts Corner Circuit. Earlier that day QFR18 was scrutineered at Queen’s University Belfast to ensure it... Continue Reading →

QFR18 Tech: Sprocket optimisation

In motorsport, drivers, engineers and team owners all have one ambition – to be as fast as possible. Formula Student is no different and in many cases, it is the first experience students will have of this need to go faster. Queen’s Formula Racing tasted success last year in the acceleration event but has only... Continue Reading →

QFR partners with recruitment specialist Vickerstock

Queen’s Formula Racing is delighted to announce its partnership with Vickerstock for Formula Student 2018. The deal is essential for the team to fund the cost of bringing 25 students to the competition in England. Vickerstock’s expertise in engineering recruitment also brings an additional benefit to the students at Queen’s University Belfast as they seek... Continue Reading →

Developing QFR’s electric future

Thanks to the technological challenges associated with the storage of large amounts of electrical energy being overcome in recent years, electric vehicles have become increasingly popular. Not only are they cheaper and more environmentally friendly but they also have increased performance characteristics due to an easily implemented independent four-wheel drive system. That is when compared... Continue Reading →

QFR18 is alive

For the last three weeks, Queen’s Formula Racing has been aiming to run QFR18 on the dyno so a variety of new components could be tested well in advance of the Formula Student competition. After a few leaks and loose connections, finally today, the new engine was successfully installed, running up to temperature and idled... Continue Reading →

Engineering a career in WRC

Both sides of the border, Ireland has a strong affiliation to rallying. In recent years, Kris Meeke and Craig Breen have represented the island on the world stage, the World Rally Championship. They both know they are living the dream of many of their fellow countrymen but the ability and costs of pursuing such a... Continue Reading →

Gavin White: Leading by example

Building a racing car in ten months is no easy achievement. Never mind the fact that the car is designed by a group of students. Formula Student is full of challenges and Queen’s Formula Racing’s Team Leader, Gavin White, has pushed the team to conquer them all. This year Gavin has watched the team grow... Continue Reading →

QFR focusing on new car build

It seems some time since Queen’s Formula Racing started planning the design of its 2018 Formula Student challenger back in September. Through that time 25 projects have been completed and the team has grown to 45 members. Now, with just two months to the annual competition at Silverstone, the team has re-grouped after the exam... Continue Reading →

QFR 2018 Design Report

With the Formula Student UK competition only two months away the technical team has been busy preparing this year's design report. Click the link below to have a closer look at this year's car as well as some of the work that has gone on behind the scenes. QFR - Design Report 2018

QFR update

With the exams now coming to an end the assembly of QFR18 will begin on Monday. 95% of parts have already been manufactured. Manufactured parts include: Uprights Hubs Wishbones Pull-rods Rockers Anti-roll bars Fuel tank Dry sump tank Seat Floor panels Before assembly, steel components like the wishbones will be black oxidised to protect them from corrosion.... Continue Reading →

QFR18: Suspension design

Queen’s Formula Racing entered uncharted waters last September by assigning the role of suspension design to a third-year project group. As part of their group projects, the six team members were tasked with the design of a suspension system that would improve QFR’s performance at Formula Student UK. Initial research into QFR17’s performance suggested that... Continue Reading →

QFR18: Anti-roll bar design

Queen’s Formula Racing’s performance in Formula Student 2017 was one of its strongest in recent years. Topping the timesheet in the acceleration run was a highlight but the team was let down by disappointing times in the skid-pad event. This marked a clear development path for QFR18, to improve the car’s handling. In a bid... Continue Reading →

QFR18: Chassis development

The QFR18 chassis is an evolution of Queen's Formula Racing's successful 2017 chassis. Rather than a complete revolution, it is built on the strengths of last year’s design, which helped QFR achieve seventh position at last year's Formula Student UK competition. The chassis team’s main objectives were to reduce mass and increase stiffness while accommodating a... Continue Reading →

Easter update

With summer fast approaching Queen's Formula Racing are making a big drive to complete manufacturing in time for testing ahead of Formula Student UK. Our current schedule, although running a couple of days late, should have the 2018 car almost complete for the end of the Easter break. This will allow the whole team to... Continue Reading →

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