November has come around fast this year and the UBRacing team have been on a roll! This season we have decided to launch the car earlier than previous years (28th March 2014) to provide extra time for testing and driver training – and also to give us more time to revise for our Easter exams! With the launch as a target, the core team have been designing the car since September and machined parts have started to arrive. The chassis tubes are in place and will be welded within the week and the team are also busy prepping for our annual Design Review, where we invite our team alumni and sponsors to critique our designs before they are manufactured.

The team are also over 100 strong this year after an unprecedented response to our recruitment drive at the start of the year. We now have students from a range of schools taking part in the project, including Physics, Business and Material Science and so our core team has expanded to cover Composites, Media and of course the business case which is now well underway. We have also run a very successful string of manufacturing and engine basics workshops on Wednesday afternoons which has meant that our new recruits now have enough knowledge to really have an impact on the building of the car.

So with the UBR 17 team off to a flying start, this season promises to be an interesting one!

Save The Date: UBRacing will be launching its 17th car on 28th March 2014 at the University of Birmingham. This event is open to all alumni (whether you have been on the team or not) and will give you a fantastic insight into the UBRacing team and this years car.