Author Archives: Howard Ash

  1. SCHROTH – Harnessing Their Support for 2018

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    We are so pleased to announce that SCHROTH are continuing their partnership with UH Racing for our UH21 Car! SCHROTH supply UH Racing with a bespoke FS 6-point Safety Harness. Their continued commitment is greatly appreciated by all at the University of Hertfordshire.

  2. Formula Student 2017 – UH20 #BoostYourLimits

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    2017 marked the milestone of “20 Years of UH Racing”, and it certainly was a year to remember. It was the first year for UH Racing to also take part in 3 FS events over the summer months; UK, Czech Republic and Germany.

    Formula Student UK

    FSUK proved to be a very fulfilling event, with multiple awards achieved, including 1st place in the design event. Unfortunately, the car suffered with a brake pressure sensor failure and a battery fire, which drastically affected the performance for the Endurance event.

    Overall: 16th

    Acceleration: 10th

    Design: 1st

    Cost: 12th

    Business: 11th

    Skid-Pad: 3rd

    Autocross: 18th


    1st Place Design Event

    Jaguar Land Rover ‘Art of Performance Award’

    Most Effective Communications Strategy


    Formula Student Czech Republic

    2017 was the first year for UH Racing to compete in Czech Republic, and without a doubt, it was one of the highlights of the year. The team had a solid performance, starting out on a high of being the first car through scrutineering, and resulting in an overall finish of 2nd place, as well as winning the design event here too.

    Overall: 2nd

    Acceleration: 10th

    Design: 1st

    Cost: 1st

    Skid-Pad: 2nd

    Autocross: 7th

    Endurance: 3rd

    Fuel Economy: 3rd


    1st Place Design Event

    1st Place Cost & Manufacture

    Continental ‘Best Use of Tyre Data’ Award


    Formula Student Germany

    Sadly, the good luck didn’t continue for the final event of the summer. However, for the majority of events, UH Racing were the top or within the top 3 of the UK teams. Thanks to UH19 winning ‘Best Prepared Car for Scrutineering’, UH20 was, again, the first car to pass through in the Combustion class.

    Overall: 27th (2nd UK team)


    Although FSG didn’t prove to be as successful as its predecessors, the team still came away with their highest ever points awarded, and a record breaking number of awards, all adding to the name of UH Racing… UK’s Most Successful FS Team.



  3. UH Racing Has A New Blog

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    For all those that are reading this, welcome to the blog for Formula Student 2013-2014!

    Firstly, I would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support in the quest for the University of Hertfordshire to be the best team in Formula Student! I would also like to thank our supporters of the team and ask them to keep the faith for another year…

    Secondly, I must introduce myself. My name is Stephanie Alexander and I am in my final year of my Motorsport Technology degree. I am one of a large group of students working on the car this year and I am glad to be part of such a special project! In this blog, I will take you all through the journey from officially receiving a project relating to Formula Student to competition, so you can see through our eyes the hard work we put in to make the best race car possible.

    Coming back to university this year, we were immediately told that we had to decide on our final year projects. To help the students choose, some of the projects had lectures to help introduce what they entailed and what was to be expected of you. Our Formula Student team held one of these lectures and directly told us how much time we would be expected to devote to our project if we got given one. I will admit that I became worried that I could help the team perform as well as they have in recent years, but I have a belief that if your dreams don’t scare you, then you are not pushing yourself hard enough. This is what I have worked for in these last three years and it would be foolish to turn the chance down. So I, along with the rest of the students, applied to be on this project and I also had the opportunity to state what area I would like to work on in particular. After a short wait, we found out what our official projects were and had our first meeting as a team to discuss the way forward.

    As a chance for the new team to get together and get to know each other, we took a trip to Bruntingthorpe to run UH16, last year’s car and have a BBQ. It was a successful event with everyone getting involved and taking notes from last year’s team members as well as looking at ideas to implement for this year. We have also run a social trip to Rye House Kart Raceway. This was a fantastic opportunity for us to get out there and compete against each other.

    There is also the learning of the rules and the requirements of the static and dynamic events for the competition. This proves to be harder than expected because the rule book is 160 pages long!! These rules dictate measurements of the race car, materials to be used and parts that have to be included. It’s a good challenge because this is exactly how Formula 1 teams have to work in every championship year so getting used to this early is key.

    As a team, we have now started getting our concept for this year together. Departments are talking between each other to co-ordinate the efforts and make sure that we are all on the same page. Some really innovative parts may be in the pipeline so I look forward to what waits ahead.

    Well, that is everything from me for now. Look out for the next entry to come shortly!

    P.S. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to keep up to date with everything we are doing…

  4. Become a Partner!

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    The link to our Partnership Pack on our Partners page currently needs editing.

    In the meantime don’t miss a great opportunity in partnering, supporting or sponsoring UH Racing in 2013.

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  5. Bruntingthorpe Test – March 2013

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    March 12th 2013, UH Racing visited a very frosty Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground with 2012’s Formula Student car, UH15.

    It was a very cold day with minus air temperatures which proved a good challenge for our drivers.

    The day proved to be very successful. A lot of useful data was gained in regards of new suspension and set ups. The rest of day focused on driver training. With four skilled and comfortable drivers we look forward to a good summer campaign with warmer temperatures!

    For images of the testing, see our Gallery page.

  6. Crash Attenuator Testing – Transport Research Laboratory

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    March 2013, UH Racing visited the Transport Research Laboratory to test 5 different crash attenuator designs for the 2013 Formula Student car, UH16.

    We successfully passed the test with a new, optimised design. We’d like to thank TRL for the testing.

    For images of the testing, please see our Gallery.