It's been a busy few months for the team, with the new academic year starting and lots of new team members joining Bristol Electric Racing! We've now got over 100 members, all of whom are pushing forward with the build of the BER-2018.
The design philosophy this year primarily focuses around building a reliable car that can be used as a test bed for future years. This is to improve the team's long term performance and maximise the team's opportunity to learn. A few things have changed this year with regards to team strucutre; primailry involving the removal of the team's directors who are now replaced by the technical leads. Our social media feeds have recently been introducing these students, along with our Faculty Advisor, to the wider world - so go and check these out when you have some time!
It has been great to reaffirm a number of our relationships with our industrial partnerships. These have included IPG Automotive, who continue to provide their fantastic Carmaker software to the team, and the National Composites Centre. As always, a massive thank you to all of our partners, who allow us to design and build the very first University of Bristol Formula Student car. If you're interested in your company forming a partnership with the team, please email our Team Principal on [email protected]
The team have been on a number of trips away from the university too; including trips to a South West test day at Llandlow Karting Circuit, organised by Cardiff Racing, and to UWE Formula Student. Both have these trips have been fantastic in the team's journey to building our first car, with us seeing and learning lots from all of the other teams involved - including the current FSUK champions! A massive thank you to everyone who has helped us in the last few weeks, and we look forward to inviting everyone to the University of Bristol in the future. There are pictures, videos and posts from our adventures on our social media pages so please do go and take a look!
In the mean time, we're going to be continuing to work hard on the car - with our latest full car render being released soon! Our Instagram and Facebook will be reguarly updated over the coming weeks and months and are probably the best way of keeping up-to-date with the team, so please follow/like our pages (linked at the bottom of the page).
We'll be posting our next newsletter during our Christmas break - we're looking forward to doing so already!
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