Meet the former QFR member who now plans Force India’s F1 strategies

Former Queen’s Formula Racing team leader, Bernadette Collins, has been making strides in the motorsport industry since graduating from Queen’s with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. After leaving QUB in 2009 the Fermanagh native moved to England to join McLaren Racing’s graduate scheme. This was followed by spells in the design office, focusing on gearbox … Continue reading Meet the former QFR member who now plans Force India’s F1 strategies

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 QFR partners with recruitment specialist Vickerstock

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 Developing QFR’s electric future

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 QFR18 is alive

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 QFR update

Ciaran Branney: From Formula Student to Formula 1

For many, Formula 1 is the ultimate pipe dream when starting a Mechanical Engineering degree. Formula Student is seen as a stepping stone from academic studies to a career in motorsport. Ciaran Branney is a perfect example of how Formula Student can lead to a successful career in motorsport valley. Not only has Ciaran Branney … Continue reading Ciaran Branney: From Formula Student to Formula 1

QFR18: Steering system

Improved driveability and mass reduction was Queen’s Formula Racing’s focus for this year’s steering assembly. Mechanical Engineering students, Thomas McMullan and Sean Young, were responsible for the design of the steering system that will feature for QFR at Formula Student UK in July. Using steering geometries to reduce the steering weight, reducing the system’s mass … Continue reading QFR18: Steering system