Redback Racing offers a platform for students to build their practical skills in a competitive environment based on their theoretical knowledge, thus assisting them in becoming well-rounded graduates. The team currently has over 100 highly motivated and dedicated students from a range of disciplines who are engaged in continuously improving and pushing the boundaries of the race car.
The team consists of two branches: Technical and Business. The Technical branch looks after the design and manufacture of our race car each season, and the Business branch is responsible for the day-to-day and long term operations of the team. The Team Leader manages both teams to ensure effective and efficient operation.
I joined Redback Racing looking to fuel my passion and love for cars and motorsport. Never would I have realised the amazing experiences and opportunities Redback Racing has provided me.
Working together with students from a variety of backgrounds and degrees, academics, and people of industry to design, manufacture and race an open-wheeled style race car in an internationally held competition such as Formula SAE has provided me with knowledge and skills that I will take with me throughout the rest of my career. I am living the dream being part of this motorsports team, a student project that has elevated my learning and engineering degree at UNSW to another level.
Redback Racing Team Leader 2021
The Autonomous Vehicles Department is embracing emerging technology and developing racing vehicles with self-driving capabilities. Through extensive research and strong technical knowledge, the team produces an environment-aware car based on see-and-react scenarios.
The Business Team maintains the non-technical aspect of the team to develop the Redback Racing brand within and outside the UNSW ecosystem. Our goal is to guide and inspire audiences through our unique story, showcasing the richness of the Redback Racing experience.
Data Acquisition collects all the data from the car for the other engineers and departments on the team to understand how to make the car as fast and efficient as possible. Sensors on the car collect and live stream data to our telemetry system for storage, simulations and data analysis.
The Dynamics Team collaborates across multiple disciplines to develop the suspension system, brakes system and aerodynamic package. By working closely with other departments, the team builds on their technical foundation to produce important aspects of our FSAE vehicle.
Electrics manages data sensors and the power source behind the car. From basic PCBs to custom networking and controls systems, the Electrics team collaborate with other engineers to develop components that meet the performance and safety needs of the car.
The Structures Team is responsible for the car’s primary infrastructure systems, encompassing the overall vehicle chassis and ancillary static components. Through close collaboration, the Structures Team design, construct each component to optimise the car.
We open applications for our New Member Projects at the beginning of every year during UNSW O-Week.
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