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10744098_721141317951523_1492742056_o.jpg   2014 - Review Michael Millett 2014 Has been a year of ups and down for UWA Motorsport, with lots of big changes happening throughout the team. As I am sure you are all aware by now, UWAM will not be engineering a car to participate in this year’s round of competitions – a difficult decision that was finalised a few months ago in order to maintain longevity and the positive movement of the team well into the future.…
FSAE Australasia: Day 8
And so, the sun rises over the last day of competition, whether we are ready or not, this is it. Our morning began as though Saturday was repeating, starting work on the car from 7am gates open and working hard though to 10am and the first endurance event. With the electrical gremlin form yesterday put down to a broken solder in the ignition loom, our electrical team spent last night rewiring a new one ready to install this morning.…
FSAE Australasia: Day 7
The second day of competition brought about a range of ups and downs for the team. A few team members were on site for the 7am gate opening to get straight to work on the few remaining issues holding us back from passing technical inspection yesterday. By 9:30am the rest of the team were in and we were on our way to scrutineering, this time passing successfully, with all drivers completing the egress test with flying colours.   7th day-2.…
FSAE Australasia: Day 6
Today marked the first day of competitive events at this year’s FSAE-A competition. The team rose early to pack our vehicle crate which will stay at Victoria University’s Werribee Campus for the rest of the competition. The first event for us was the cost event. Lyle, Tom, Craig and Rowan presented our cost report and an analysis of a suitable steering system for FSAE vehicles and scrutinised other possible cost reductions on components.   6th day-5.…
FSAE Australasia: Day 5
Coming soon . . .
FSAE Australasia: Day 4
Faculty advisor Angus Tavner arrived today, generously sacrificing time with his family to further help the team, providing guidance, and sharing with us all his wealth of wisdom about the project. Angus has been with the team since 2000 and has seen all the highs and lows that this project provides for the team.   angus03.jpg Angus Tavner in the 2004 car The preparation of the car is coming along well with the bodywork receiving some last efforts and the engine tuning progressing.…
FSAE Australasia: Day 3
Morning crew was out in the workshop early in the Melbourne morning, working hard to get the car base lined and finalising the few small tasks left to get the car back to track. Things are progressing well and the team is confident that even though in motorsport you can never have “enough time”, we will be lining up for scrutineering Friday morning to collect our stickers.   3rd day -10.…
Waking up bright and early on Monday morning, the team met after breakfast to discuss our plans for the day. We elected to break into two shifts, early and late, to maximise working time and allow everyone some quality sleep time. With our vehicle due to arrive in the afternoon, the morning was spent preparing for design and business presentation events.   2nd day-4.jpg Preparing for design event   It has been fantastic to see every member of the team stepping up for jobs,…
A large group of the UWAM team arrived to the cold Melbourne weather this morning. A far reach from our familiar UWA Lab environment, the team carried with it an equally eager nervousness and excitement for the following 7 days.  With the rest of the team and our recently running 2013 car inbound to our new home for the next stretch of the project, we have been hurrying around to prepare the best we can for the week ahead of us.…
RAC Logo.jpg.png   UWA Motorsport is proud to announce the beginning of a new partnership with the RAC through their Community Sponsorships http://rac.com.au/About-Us/Community/Sponsorship.aspx program. The RAC has been an integral part of the Western Australian community for more than 100 years and is committed to giving back to RAC members and the wider community. A key priority for the RAC is to help provide safer,…
  On the weekend of 3 – 5 May, four UWA Motorsport team members worked as CAMS volunteer motorsport officials for round 4 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at Barabagallo Raceway. The V8 Supercars category headlined the event, while the Dunlop Series, Touring Car Masters, Saloon Cars and Formula Fords also were racing throughout the weekend. We had the opportunity to work as pit lane officials. Some of the responsibility's included ensuring the safety of all people on the pit lane,…
On the 14th of April, the WASCC had it's aptly named, April Race Meeting. It featured a full bill of Historic Touring Cars, Formula Vee and the extremely exciting, Sedan Super Cup featuring V8 Supercars, Porsche Carrera Cup cars and two Ferrari 458's.
In addition to watching the on track action, 6 members of the team took this opportunity to take the first step in becoming a CAMS accredited motorsport official. Arriving at the crack of dawn, we quickly got put to work as pit lane officials.…
A Weekend South With UWAM
  Gallery 2013: Quit Forest Rally To wrap up the UWA study week, 19 members from UWA Motorsport travelled to the 2013 Quit Forest Rally and LF Performance Speed Event Series in Busselton to provide a static anddynamic display. The three day trip was over the 5th to 7th of April with the LF Performance event sporting pretty much every type of enthusiast-level racecar from open wheel racers to performance sedans, and the Quit Forest Rally being the WA Round of the Australian Rally Championship.…
On Thursday the 21st of March, Hatch and Williams presented a small engineering seminar and discussion for WA’s Fromula-SAE teams. Ten members from UWA Motorsport were invited to attend. The seminar was presented as a Q & A session at the Hatch building on Stirling Street in Perth. James Colgate, Project Manager of Williams Advanced Engineering, was the primary speaker and was kind enough to answer most of our prying Formula 1 design questions.…