David Coulthard: Motorsport brings people together

Belfast is preparing for a night of Formula 1 under the lights of Chichester Street. One of Formula 1’s most popular teams, Red Bull Racing, has brought its 2012 title-winning car, the V8-powered Red Bull RB8, for the street demo. 13-time Grand Prix winner, David Coulthard is responsible for entertaining the Belfast crowds while controlling…

Gavin White: The hard work paid off in the end

Leading Queen’s Formula Racing in 2018 was a difficult task. Off the back of a good result the previous year, QFR was expanding with a greater push on strengthening QFR’s status in the Formula Student world. The man tasked with managing the team was final-year Mechanical Engineering student, Gavin White. Now graduated and having led…

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…

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…

Formula Student diary: Halfway there but the best is yet to come

Two days down, two to go. Friday was the day for Queen's Formula Racing to finish all the static events and complete scrutineering for Formula Student UK. There were a few nervous moments but the team got there, now it's time to concentrate on the four dynamic events. Up early and first in the queue…

Formula Student diary: Settling in and scrutineering headaches

Scrutineering was the word of the day on Thursday at Formula Student UK. Queen's Formula Racing's mechanics had the unenviable task of presenting QFR18 to the stringent set of scrutineers at Silverstone's National Paddock. With the static inspection around 75% complete, tomorrow's aim will be to complete scrutineering along with the brake, noise and tilt…

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…