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…

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…

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…

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…