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

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The past year was full of fresh challenges for UBRacing; creating a Formula Student car within a pandemic is not something often experienced by the team.

Multiple issues to overcome popped up throughout the year – not limited to a lack of manufacturing capabilities, fully online communications, and many, many hours spent engineering a new EV car as the team moves from combustion to electric. This season was unprecedented for most of us and thanks to our dedicated members and sponsors, we prevailed in producing a car in time for our July competition, Formula Student UK.

Racing track for the Formula Student carsUnforeseen circumstances prevented the car from competing in all of the competition, keeping us from racing in dynamic events. Further worries about the pandemic led to us not attending the Formula Student Spain competition this August. Nevertheless, the team is proud to have gotten a full car prepared in time, and to have stable foundations to build on for UBR25, a special milestone for the team with the 25th edition of the car and a welcomed change back to routine operations.

The UBRacing Formula Student carEveryone at UBRacing would like to thank our teammates, our sponsors, the University, and everyone who participated in Formula Student this year. This project was only possible due to everyone’s commitment during these times.

After some earnest rest, the team shall set forth onto fresher challenges and will come back better and faster for 2022 – as so brilliantly put by our technical director this year.

The UBRacing team with their car

 

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