What we've been up to so far

 
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The summer has been a busy one for Oxford University Racing. As Oxford University’s first team to enter the IMechE Formula Student Competition, we have been carefully but steadily growing over the past few months. Fortunately, the team has now been established due to our recruitment, structuring and research and we have given ourselves a head start for the upcoming term.

We began by breaking the team up into groups in order to make both the large team and the large workload more manageable. These groups are:

  • Management

  • Aerodynamics

  • Chassis & Structures

  • Electronics & Software

  • Powertrain

  • Vehicle Dynamics & Simulation

From there we have chosen a selection of people to be promoted to more senior roles, including Linh Pham Thi (Team Manager), Leo Panish (Chief Powertrain Engineer) and Mate Kovacs (Chief Electronics Engineer), as a result of their evident passion and rigour.

Our social media accounts too, on Twitter (@oxforduniracing), Facebook (Oxford University Racing) and Instagram (Oxford Uni Racing) have been set up and so our various activities can be followed from one location. Moreover, our website (oxforduniracing.com) has been built, providing all the information about our team that one could desire, including our values, our current sponsors, and our team members.

Furthermore, having finalised our sponsorship material, we have negotiated our initial sponsorship deals with such companies as Siemens, whilst assessing those we are considering approaching next. We have been humbled by the interest shown from such a variety of industries and are excited to see what this will mean for the team’s trajectory.

Upcoming from us will be reports from our time at the Oxford University Fresher’s Fair, our presence at the UK Automotive Forum and our Kick-off Event. Stay tuned!

Tom Yates