Newcastle Formula Student Team (Newcastle Racing)

We are the Formula Student team from Newcastle University. 

At Newcastle Racing, we really do believe in putting the ‘student’ in Formula Student. As a result, everything is designed, manufactured, and maintained by a member of our team. 

The car which we designed and built, NRX, helped us become the first UK team to successfully get an electrical car through scrutineering. NRX was also the fastest UK electric car in the sprint event, and the electric car to complete the most laps in the endurance event.

This academic year, we plan to further test NRX and begin building the next generation of car, NR11.

Members typically study

  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing

The facts

Currently, we are working on our 11th vehicle, the NR11, which will be our 3rd electric entry.
We compete in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) run event in the UK every July. 
Our 2017 Formula Student entry, NRX, was the first UK electric car to pass scrutineering.
We often receive lots of support from companies who back our goal of competing with an electric car.

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IMechE Formula Student Competition 

So the day finally came, with Newcastle Racing competing at Silverstone against 70 other universities from around the world, and we didn't disappoint! We officially became the first UK team in Formula Student history to get an electric car through scrutineering and onto the track!

This success was followed with our team posting the fastest UK electric vehicle time in the sprint, and placing joint first position alongside Surrey in the endurance event. All of these achievements are testament to the team’s hard work, building and developing the car over the last 18 months. We are now looking to the future, with plans already being put in place for the next generation car. 

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