About

Independent Team

To win the Greenpower Challenge, competing against many college and manufacturer sponsored teams, David has successfully synthesised design, manufacturing, budgeting, project management, race management and driving skills to create and race a multi-event winning vehicle.
— David Chadwick - Marketing Manager - Siemens PLM Software
 

 
 

Story

David Cullimore

Project Leader

 

 

I founded Cullimore Racing in 2012 to compete in the Greenpower electric car challenge and for the next 5 years used it as a technical platform for personal development. 

During the same period, I chose to study Industrial Design and in 2016 graduated from Loughborough University with a First Class Honours Degree.  

This mixed background allows me to approach problems from different angles to find novel solutions. 

Photography ©Nat Twiss/Spacesuit Media and Matt Barker/@mattbeee

 

 
 
 
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Student Placement

Red Bull Racing

Systems Design Engineer

Between 2014 and 2015 I spent 13 months at Infiniti Red Bull Racing as a placement student in the Systems Design department. 

Working on the RB10 & RB11, I was involved in the design and production of the radiators, exhausts, ERS, electrical installations amongst other pit, travel and R&D equipment.

 
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Graduate Position

Prodrive 

Design Engineer

I joined Prodrive in August 2016, as part of the design team for Aston Martin Racing.  We are working towards the replacement for the Vantage that will be used in GT series racing including the Le Mans 24H and the World Endurance Championship.  

 
 
 

Greenpower

Inspiring young engineers

 

Initiative

Greenpower is all about inspiring young engineers. As a STEM initiative, it does as much to change attitudes and behaviourstowards engineering as it provides the platform to teach it. For more info visit www.greenpower.co.uk

Challenge

To design, build and race an electric single seat car. All cars must utilise a standard motor and battery and must comply to the sporting and technical regulations.

Aim

To travel the greatest distance over a set time period. 

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3 times F24+ Champions

Cullimore Racing

Independent team

 
 

Set up in 2012 in my final year of school, Cullimore Racing competes in the F24+ Class of the Greenpower electric racing series as an independent team. The F24+ age category is aged 16-25 which means we are up against schools, universities and corporate teams. This includes teams from the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, Renishaw and Lockheed Martin. 

As a result of a unique approach to the challenge, both cars built by Cullimore Racing Jet & Jet II were innovative and hugely successful.

Developed in Siemens Solid Edge, the concept behind Jet II was to design and build a Greenpower car to the highest level. 

Winners of the International Final 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016

Winners of the F24+ Championship: 2013, 2014, 2016

As of the end of 2016, Cullimore Racing held the F24+ lap and distance records at every Greenpower circuit. 

 

 

 
 

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Cullimore Racing

Racing Record

Statistics

Years competed: 2012 - 2016

Races entered: 44

Race wins: 36

Consecutive race wins: 17

Podiums: 41

F24+ International Final Wins: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016

F24+ Championships: 2013, 2014, 2016

 
 
 

Partners

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mentor Graphics and Cullimore Racing are in technical partnership for the development of Floefd for Solid Edge. 

 
 
 
 

Performance

Finding the sweet spot

Design Factors

In order to design a competitive Greenpower car, all contributing performance factors must be carefully considered. 

The sweet spot

Overall efficiency is key, however compromises are inevitable as the features needed to optimise one area can often have an adverse effect on another.  The challenge is to find the best balance of these performance factors.  

Core Values

Learn more about the Cullimore Racing approach.