Spring update: Design and outreach with UBRacing

Semester two is drawing to a close, and the Easter holiday brings the challenge of balancing revision and manufacture for the UBRacing team.

Huge advancements in the manufacture of our carbon fibre monocoque have been made with an aim to have it completed by the end of April. Our aerodynamics team are hard at work with the manufacture of the fourth iteration of our front and rear wings, with preparations being made for the very unique method of manufacture for our brand-new diffuser. This semester has also seen exciting developments in the powertrain department as the prototype for our redesigned exhaust, and second loom for our parallel dyno set-up have been completed.

It hasn’t been all work in the team however, with members of the team travelling to Dunstall Hill Primary School in Wolverhampton with UBR21, the racing car we built last year, to speak to all year groups about careers in STEM and working in a Formula Student Team. We have also hosted multiple schools from around Birmingham in our lab to promote the University.

This semester we have held our last testing session with UBR21 with the car now retired. Since Christmas the team have been able to collect valuable data and train the drivers that will be competing at Silverstone in July.

One of our testing sessions of the termA testing session on UBR21

Looking on to the summer term, we hope to continue working towards an earlier completion of manufacture just in time for the car launch on 22 June 2019. To learn more about the team or to find out how you can get involved head to our Facebook page or Instagram account!