UGRacing Formula Student Car Launch Event 2019

On Friday 31st May the team had the pleasure of unveiling UGR-19! Here’s a rundown of the night…

We kicked things off with a wee bit of mingling. Drinks were flowing and everyone was very excited for the big reveal. The team had created several posters to hang around the room for guests to look at, including this exploded view of the car:

UofG’s Head of School of Engineering, David Cumming, kicked the night off for us, with a short speech thanking all of our supporters. We then treated the audience to our first video of the night, a round-up of our FSUK 2018 experience.

UGR’s Team Principal, Oliver Neill, spoke next. Oliver spoke of the team’s aims this year, including our focus on outreach and engagement within the local area. He also mentioned the excellent engineering companies that UGR alumnus have gone on to work at, such as Williams, Mercedes and Ferrari F1 Teams, Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls Royce. He then echoed David’s comments, thanking our sponsors and supporters, as well as this year’s incredible team.

UGR’s Team Principal, Oliver Neill, spoke next. Oliver spoke of the team’s aims this year, including our focus on outreach and engagement within the local area. He also mentioned the excellent engineering companies that UGR alumnus have gone on to work at, such as Williams, Mercedes and Ferrari F1 Teams, Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls Royce. He then echoed David’s comments, thanking our sponsors and supporters, as well as this year’s incredible team.

Next up we played everybody’s favourite UGR video: The Tartan Nosecone April Fool’s! It was met with lots of laughter and clapping.

The last speaker was Donald Coutts from The GU68 Engineers Trust. He thanked the team for attending the Trust’s 50th reunion last year, and wished us the very best for the year ahead.

There was time for one last video, a montage of our 2019 antics, before ushering our guests down to the cloisters for the big reveal.

After the sheet covering UGR-19 was whipped off to a huge round of applause, our Head Engineer, Kester Broatch, spoke about the design philosophy behind this year’s car. He then invited our guests for a closer look. Everybody was very complimentary about the car, and we even caught Strathy taking some photos…

Overall it was a fantastic night, and we are incredibly grateful to everybody who came along! Now to get UGR-19 up and running. Let testing commence…