Carl’s Corner


Happy Carl

Carl Hingley is the senior technician for UBRacing and also one of it’s founding members, but to anyone who has ever been on the team, he is much more than that!

Carl has supported the team since its very beginning and it is his perseverance and dedication to UBRacing that has helped us get to where we are today.  Year on year he provides the driving force to motivate a whole new team of undergraduates and for this we thank him. To compliment his hero status in the team he has his own feature on our website “Carl’s Corner” – also known as Carl’s Rant.

Carl's Rant

Carbon Fibre Monocoque

One of the key developments for UBRacing’s 2016 car is our carbon fibre monocoque. Over the winter, we successfully manufactured our first ever monocoque, which can be seen in the photographs below, allowing this year’s car to be lighter than ever before. In conjunction with the aerodynamic package we are currently developing, we hope to

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Design Review

UBRacing recently held their 2015 design review on October 29th, to assess the planned developments for this year’s car, through the constructive criticisms of Alumni and sponsors. Everyone in the core team was fortunate enough to receive insightful advice regarding their specific element of the car, which we will ensure maximises our potential for success

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UBRacing at Advanced Engineering Show

UBRacing participated in the 2015 Advanced Engineering show held at the Birmingham NEC. It has been great to chat with our sponsors and see so much interest in our team! In particular we’d like to say thank you to PRF Composite Materials for their assistance with supplying materials for our carbon fibre monocoque planned for

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PRF Sponsors UBRacing

Many thanks to PRF Composite Materials, who’s prepreg carbon fibre, which is needed to construct this year’s carbon fibre monocoque, recently arrived at our garage. Without their generosity and support for the team we would be unable to compete as one of the best Formula Student Teams in the country. We’ll be posting regular updates

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Spotlight on UBRacing

UBRacing was featured in Redbrick, the University’s student publication. Click here to read the article.


Optimal Technologies

UBRacing are pleased to establish a strong relationship with Optimal Technologies, who kingdly sponsor the team.


Our New Team Photo

Last week we had our new team photo! The team headshots are also slowly being updated on the website and our new shiny kit has been delivered. All of this is a great end to a term and the team is slowly starting to function as a great team. The omens are good and the

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Community Day

UBRacing took part in the British Science Festival 2014 hosted at the University of Birmingham. Community day was on the 7th of September and was devised to get young children interested in STEM subjects. The day included a series of lectures on various subjects including the DNA of flies and the science of Star Wars.

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Carl’s Rant – June 2014

Well here we are again – another year has flown by. As usual the team are working all hours to get the car race ready. I have to say the standard of build is very impressive this year. A lot of time was spent on the bodywork moulds with over one and a half ton

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Carl’s Rant 2013

I said I’d never do it again but, come hell or high water, you know I will. Well here we go again and I truly can’t believe that another year has gone by and yet another car was built and raced. Last year’s team did a spectacular job with our limited budget and I was

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Carl’s Rant – November 2012

Well yet another Formula Student year is underway and again this amazing project moves from strength to strength and seems to get better every year as the number of Alumni increases. Coniston was fun, with far too many onesies for my taste, but tradition was followed and the lake took its toll. I think the

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