Green Power IET Formula 24 race at Goodwood
Last weekend Garth Hill College took part in the Green Power IET Formula 24 race at Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex near Chichester. The college was represented by a team of pupils called the Garth Hill Blazers.
There was some awesome racing from the 2 teams entered. Team 1 raced first and finished 14th in their race of 56 teams and coped admirably when the race was red flagged twice due to incidents. One of our drivers coped so well when another team almost forced him off the road, his quick action and excellent driving skills fortunately stopped this from happening.
Team 2 raced in the afternoon and came 11th in their race of 56 teams. One of the team members was applauded for his ‘Hamilton-esque’ driving skills, using the slip stream from the car in front to help with his speed and then at the ultimate moment using this momentum to pass to the enjoyment of everyone in the stands. Well done Garth Hill Blazers.
To view the full results go to http://www.bbk-online.net/gpt/event187.htm.
The project is part of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) club. If you are interested in the club, please speak to Mrs Groom, as membership is by invitation only.
The Green Power Challenge involves designing, building and racing an electric powered car. The car has been designed using 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. The pupils have worked hard on the design, project management as well as the construction. Boys and girls are involved in the project with one of our star girls achieving some of the fastest lap times!
The team are currently building a new and lighter car that is expected to feature at the next race. The winner of an IET Formula 24 race is the car that covers the greatest distance in 90 minutes, measured using a transponder which is provided to each team at each event. Trophies are awarded to the top three from both races at each event; results are not combined.
Greenpower Education Trust is a charity which gets young people enthusiastic about STEM subjects by challenging them to design, build, and race an electric car.