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…

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…

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…