UBRacingUBRacing is the University's Formula Student team and a founding partner of the international IMechE competition. This hugely successful project enables students to gain hands-on experience of a real life-engineering task by designing, building and racing a single-seater car from scratch each year. Unlike many other university teams, Birmingham encourages students from all years and all disciplines to take part, no matter what you’re studying.

Not only do we build the car, but we build sponsorship relationships, work with local schools and take part in national exhibitions. Therefore your progression through the team is vital to becoming a well-rounded team player with great skills to add to your CV!

For the 2020/21 season UBRacing has merged with UBeRacing and now plan on jointly building two cars: a combustion powered car and an electric car. UBRacing formed more than 20 years ago, and UBeRacing began with the introduction of an electric branch to the competition just a couple of years ago. Together we’ll make a brilliant team!

There will be plenty to do so if you interested please join our Facebook group and fill out the form on our website! You can also find us on LinkedIn or follow @UBRacing on Twitter and Instagram. If you have any questions about what we do please email us at ubracing@gmail.com.

EPS Societies' Awards won:

  • Role Model of the Year 2014, James Hatherell
  • Role Model of the Year 2015, Joseph Moorhouse
  • Outreach Award 2016
  • Role Model of the Year 2016, Francesca Cardilli
  • Great Achievement in EPS Award 2016, Daisy Partlow
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2017, Carl Hingley
  • Industrial Award Continued Excellence 2019
  • Industrial Award Continued Excellence 2020

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Gearing up for the new competition

UBRacing, like many equivalent automotive racing teams, have been focusing on the move towards electric as Formula Student UK follows in the footsteps of overseas Formula Student Competitions. Team Principal Kat explains

'Just sending it' in a pandemic - UBRacing's 2021 experiences

A new electric Formula Student car hits the tracks after a challenging year for UBRacing. The team tell us more and reveal that next year marks the 25th edition of the car!

Meet our student groups at the Virtual EPS Societies Fair

Our student groups are so unique that we have our own Fair so you can meet them! In the week of 12-16 October we introduced you to our incredible student groups with the first Virtual Fair. Watch the recordings here.

UBRacing - the year so far

The team has been working hard to put everything in place ready for our main build season, with our monocoque manufacture nearing completion and testing well underway. Team Principal David Owen tells us more.

A step towards electric. UBRacing and UBeRacing merge!

Over the past 23 years UBRacing has successfully helped introduce Formula Student into the UK. We've competed abroad and two years ago won the dynamic competition and place 2nd overall at FSUK. Now it's time for a change

UBeRacing 2019 Competition Review and team update.

Their first entry into Formula Student 2019 UK was very successful given and their are big design plans ahead for a fully built car this year! Team Leader Sam Morris celebrates their success and hints at what's to come.

UBRacing Autumn 2019 Review

It's been a tough start of the year for UBRacing with several technical issues to overcome but they're making good progress. Team Principal Biagio Piccirillo shares some of the team's new developments.

Vice-Chancellor visits Engineering Societies!

School of Engineering welcomes a visit from Professor Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham who came to meet our motor racing societies, UB Racing and Brum Eco Racing.

Spring update: Design and outreach with UBRacing

The UBRacing team had a busy term preparing for the manufacture of UBR22, hosting lab visits for schools and even taking the car down to one in Wolverhampton for a day. Team Principal Hannah Swinbourne tells us more.

Autumn term with UBeRacing: An amazing training program for the team

UBeRacing has just formed last year and they are doing incredibly well already, their fresher-integration project was widely successful, and the investment they made in their members has paid off. The team tells us more.
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