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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…