Mark Gallagher: The Queen’s graduate who found management success in Formula 1

Born and raised in Belfast, Mark Gallagher has played key roles in the success of Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Ireland’s championship-winning A1 Grand Prix team. Now travelling the world as CEO of his consulting business, Performance Insights, he still attends a third of the Formula 1 calendar as a highly respected voice … Continue reading Mark Gallagher: The Queen’s graduate who found management success in Formula 1

QFR mid-year review

2018 has been another busy year for Queen’s Formula Racing. Consistency across all competition events was key to the team’s top 10 finish in Formula Student UK and the first three months of the new university calendar has been spent trying to seek out areas of improvement for next year. A new university year brings … Continue reading QFR mid-year review

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 … Continue reading David Coulthard: Motorsport brings people together

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 … Continue reading Gavin White: The hard work paid off in the end

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 QFR achieves a top ten finish at Formula Student UK

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

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 … Continue reading Formula Student diary: Settling in and scrutineering headaches

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 commences Formula Student test programme

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 announces Formula Student drivers

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 QFR launches 2018 Formula Student challenger