Cardiff Racing

Cardiff Racing is a formula student team made up from engineering students at Cardiff University. Every year we design and build a single seater race car to enter into the IMechE Formula Student competition. The team is formed by fourth year students who have chosen projects related to the car and also from volunteers from all...

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Members typically study

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical/Process
  • Civil/Building
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Sciences/Maths

To find out more about our society please visit:

Over 18,000 hours will be dedicated each year to the team.
Over 150 children will be directly in contact with us through our engagement sessions.
The first formula student team on Gradcracker!
Unlike others, we are open to all year groups and are moving to be more open to other disciplines.
Last year, we raised £1,500 for the charity Ty Hafan - helping terminally ill children and their families enjoy their lives.

Recent Projects

Naming our cars

Every year we name our car. Over the years we have had a variety names, such as Louisa - celebrating our technician's daughter - and most recently Nella - after the widow of Wales first and only F1 race winner, Tom Pryce.

FS Hungary

To conclude our 2016 adventures around Europe, FS Hungary was our last competition. It was time to show our full potential with CR12 and with the team. The team had a great time, this genuinely was one of the best FS we have seen. Unfortunately due to an oil leak we couldn't finish the endurance, but we are heading home with 2...

Summer Summary

The 2016 Formula Student season has been a constant series of ups and downs, from our best ever time in an event, to the multitude of powertrain issues. CR12, dubbed “Nella” by the team after the widow of Tom Pryce, Formula 1’s sole welsh driver, was a step into a new level of performance for Cardiff Racing,...

Axminster Tools 2016

We took CR10 out to Axminster Tools & Machinery - Cardiff to display her for one of our newest sponsors! Axminster have supplied the team with a 3 axis milling machine and numerous tools, thus allowing our team to machine parts in our own workspace at...