Pole position for racing team
PUBLISHED: 09:34 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:34 12 March 2013
Students from Honiton Community College prepare for the national final of the F1 is Schools competition.
A racing team from Honiton Community College has won a place in the national final of the Formula 1 in Schools competition.
Team Dynamica, which is made up of students Cameron Boland, Nick Long, Ellis Lloyd-Holland and Lloyd Batten, stormed to pole position in the regional finals held at the University of Exeter last month.
The team won the Bloodhound class of the competition in a time of 1.248 seconds - beating the times of some of the cars in the next class above.
Team leader Cameron said: “This has been a challenging and rewarding experience, we have learnt a lot about how engineering and businesses work and we can’t wait to go to London for the nationals.”
Design engineer Nick added: “We feel overhwelmed to have won but at the same time a lot of work needs to be done.”
Team Dynamica is already designing a new car for the national final on Thursday, March 14, which will be held in London.
The students have been involved in designing and manufacturing the car and have also had to raise money for the project by gaining sponsors.
The team has also thanked its sponsors, Goodridge, CME, Telesis, Fly Moore, RC Bearings, Everys, Pro Serve, Consortium, WPS Westward, for making the project possible.
The students were also awarded the sponsorship and marketing trophy for their work.
During the regional competition the team were not only judged on the speed and quality of the final design but also their presentations skills.
If the students win the competition they will get tickets to watch the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
The team needs to raise further funds to help pay for travel to the event and accommodation, and is also looking for a manufacturer to help produce the new car.
Anyone wishing to get involved in the project is urged to call Honiton Community College on 01404 42283.
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