QFR18 Tech: Sprocket optimisation

In motorsport, drivers, engineers and team owners all have one ambition – to be as fast as possible. Formula Student is no different and in many cases, it is the first experience students will have of this need to go faster. Queen’s Formula Racing tasted success last year in the acceleration event but has only … Continue reading QFR18 Tech: Sprocket optimisation

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: 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