The Young Engineers Group of Fourth Formers took their car built in the Design and Technology Department to Mallory Park Circuit for the Season’s opening event in the Greenpower national competition. For most of the boys, this was the first experience of driving the car on a race circuit. As this was the first opportunity for teams to test and race the cars, we took to the circuit not only with teams in our 11 -16 Formula 24 class, but with 16 -25-year-old and corporate teams.
The boys and the car performed well throughout the day, racing with no breakdown and managing pit stops with driver changes. When the final flag dropped and the printouts were analysed, we were pleased to have completed a total distance of 84 miles and performed better than many older teams, including corporate teams from MIRA and Jaguar Land Rover.