Full Blue Racing
University of Cambridge Formula Student Team
Established in 2006, Full Blue Racing is a team of Cambridge students who take part in the international Formula Student competition. Formula Student challenges teams of students every year to design and build a formula-style race car from scratch. We operate from the Cambridge University engineering department, whilst attracting undergraduates and graduates from across the sciences, management tripos and the arts. We passionately believe in the benefits the project has at both degree and career level, and we encourage the whole University, local businesses and media to get involved.
The competition is a racing, design and manufacturing competition. Each year the design brief that the car is a prototype for a 1000 unit-per-year production run for a vehicle intended for amateur autocross racers. With this in mind, teams are assessed not only on the speed and handling of the car, but also on business, cost and design presentations; thus the competition provides a fantastic all-round representation of a real design challenge.
Formula Student is training the engineers of tomorrow. With the complexity of a new working car every year and a competition where students must justify every design choice to a panel of industry experts, a Formula Student team cannot operate without the fullest understanding of engineering. The Full Blue team are enthusiastic about reinforcing and deepening the understanding gained in lectures by tackling real world problems.
Engineering courses today are heavy on theory but light on practical skills. With the enormity of the task of manufacturing a single seater racer from scratch, the opportunities a Formula Student team brings are endless, from soldering to carbon fibre fabrication, from milling to dynamometer testing.
The whole Full Blue Racing team is passionate to the core about racing. The emotion of taking a car, designed from pen and paper calculations and hand built, to an international race competition is unparalleled. With memories of past racing successes and failures, it is the racing that sustains us through the long winter nights working on the car. We are determined to succeed as Britain’s top Formula Student team.