Formula Student diary: A weekend to remember

Formula Student 2018 – you were a beauty. In my ten months with Queen’s Formula Racing I’ve probably felt every kind of emotion out there but none came close to the sense of achievement, relief and togetherness that I felt after Sunday’s Endurance event at Silverstone. Things had been going smoothly for QFR at Formula... Continue Reading →

QFR achieves a top ten finish at Formula Student UK

For the second year running Queen’s Formula Racing finished Formula Student UK in the top ten. Ninth overall and fourth best UK-based team was a great achievement for the Queen’s University Belfast team, once again showing its ability to punch above its weight. Competing against top teams from USA, Australia and Germany, QFR’s consistent scoring... Continue Reading →

Formula Student diary: The wait is almost over

10 months, 50 students and a Ryanair strike later Queen’s Formula Racing is ready to take on the best engineering students at this year’s Formula Student UK competition. It’s safe to say we’re all raring to go. I’ve been managing QFR’s communications this year and it’s been a privilege to share the team’s progress through... Continue Reading →

Frustration for QFR on final test day

Thursday proved to be a frustrating day at Nutts Corner Circuit for Queen’s Formula Racing. Plans to complete a full endurance simulation and acceleration runs were cut short due to an electrical failure on QFR18. Side pods were installed onto the 2018 Formula Student challenger for the first time and QFR18 successfully passed a dummy... Continue Reading →

QFR commences Formula Student test programme

Queen’s Formula Racing hit the track on for the first time since its launch at Queen’s University Belfast’s Lanyon Building on Monday. Wednesday’s track session at Nutts Corner Circuit allowed the team to finish the installation of the new car before allowing this year’s competition drivers to gain some seat time. QFR had a successful... Continue Reading →

QFR announces Formula Student drivers

On Monday afternoon Queen’s Formula Racing Team Leader, Gavin White, announced the team’s six drivers for Formula Student 2018. Selected after a series of karting sessions at Nutts Corner Circuit, the team is confident that their abilities behind the wheel will maximise QFR’s performance at Silverstone. Roger Dawson was announced as the team’s lead driver,... Continue Reading →

QFR launches 2018 Formula Student challenger

Queen’s Formula Racing unveiled its latest Formula Student car in front of Queen’s University’s Lanyon Building on Monday afternoon. QFR18 will compete in Formula Student UK at Silverstone Circuit on 13-15 July. QFR has a long history with the competition, first entering in 2000. The team finished seventh overall last year after topping the acceleration... Continue Reading →

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 →

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