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 →

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... Continue Reading →

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 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 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 →

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... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

QFR focusing on new car build

It seems some time since Queen’s Formula Racing started planning the design of its 2018 Formula Student challenger back in September. Through that time 25 projects have been completed and the team has grown to 45 members. Now, with just two months to the annual competition at Silverstone, the team has re-grouped after the exam... Continue Reading →

QFR 2018 Design Report

With the Formula Student UK competition only two months away the technical team has been busy preparing this year's design report. Click the link below to have a closer look at this year's car as well as some of the work that has gone on behind the scenes. QFR - Design Report 2018

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 →

Easter update

With summer fast approaching Queen's Formula Racing are making a big drive to complete manufacturing in time for testing ahead of Formula Student UK. Our current schedule, although running a couple of days late, should have the 2018 car almost complete for the end of the Easter break. This will allow the whole team to... Continue Reading →

QFR mid-year report

2017 has been a fruitful year for Queen’s Formula Racing having recorded seventh overall and two awards at Formula Student UK, making ‘17 its most successful year to date. The challenge presented was taking this success and building upon it, to again challenge the top ten teams in the ‘18 event. Having lost some highly... Continue Reading →

QUB hopes set high after impressive performance in Formula Student 2017

It was a successful summer-break for Queen’s University Belfast’s Formula Student team as it achieved seventh overall in July’s Formula Student UK competition. Held at Silverstone in England, home of the British Grand Prix, Formula Student brings together the top engineering talent from across the world. Queen’s Formula Racing beat stiff competition to finish seventh overall, its... Continue Reading →

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