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

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

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

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