UGRacing News

Garage Updates

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Exam season is over, so we’ve raced back to the garage to continue preparing UGR-19 for comp (less than 8 weeks to go…).

Work has begun assembling our new unsprung mass to fit within the the new 10″ wheels. This will be the biggest weight saving on the car at over 14kg!

Uprights Delivery

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Our teeny tiny super shiny UGR-19 Uprights have arrived!

🗣 “We would like to say a huge thank you to Tannlin for manufacturing them for us. This new design has a 42% mass reduction when compared to last year. Packaging an upright within the 10” wheels was certainly a challenge but it was a honour to work on them as my Final Year Project” – Cara MacKay, Head of Unsprung Mass

Special Visitors

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Today we welcomed some local high school students to our UGR garage! UGR’s Head of Unsprung Mass, Cara, spoke to the students about Formula Student, our cars and studying engineering at UofG. The visit was part of our Outreach program which aims to encourage local students to consider studying engineering – hopefully we’ll see them on the UGR team in a few years!

Hubs

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Our new hubs have arrived! “The hubs for UGR-19’s unsprung assembly have reduced the overall weight of the hub assembly by 30% as well as reducing the number of assembly features, and all within the smaller space of our new 10″ wheels. The photos speak for themselves!” – Finlay McNeil, Hubs Designer

An Exciting New Update…

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To welcome in April we thought we’d share our biggest and most ambitious design improvement in UGR’s history. After months of material research, hours of structural simulations and many team branding meetings – here it is. Enjoy!

Wheel Delivery

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Our new 10″ wheels from Braid have arrived! UGR-19’s most notable change is the reduction from 13” wheels to 10” wheels, accompanied by smaller hubs, uprights and brake disks, consequently resulting in a reduced vehicle mass.

Diffuser

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This year we’re delving into the world of aerodynamics with an undertray and a diffuser! We’ve fabricated the mould inhouse; now to fill some gaps and apply primer before carbon fibre resin infuser.

Build Update

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The fuel tank, cooling system, exhaust heat shield and shifter have been dry fitted in position. This will allow us to finalise our packaging around the engine before the chassis is sandblasted and painted.