Redborne Racing invited to Formula Student Engineering Event
With the success of the Redborne Racing team in the 2013 season, word has spread around Bedfordshire that we are fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. The Redborne Racing team were invited to display their car at the Bedford Modern School along with a host of other local Greenpower electric cars, vintage Lotus Formula 1, Aston Martin and Radical race cars and 3 Formula Student development race vehicles.
The event is hosted each year by Bedford Modern to engage and promote engineering amongst school pupils, moving through into further education. The event gave Redborne Racing students a chance to network with university students and other professionals in the engineering industry with visitors from Red Bull, Williams and Lotus Formula 1 teams. Our students were able to discuss the next development projects for the Redborne Racing car, RB2, clearly and coherently with the industry professionals, who commented on how knowledgeable and enthusiastic the Redborne students were.
The cars on show were no just there for a visual performance. An incredible ‘sound off’ between a V12 Aston Martin, a V8 Radical track car and a 1973 Lotus F1 car was a real spectacle and the students were able to be part of the action by sitting in some of the historic racers.
Work is commencing on the 2014 developments for RB2. A new rear tail section, a front screen and waterproof battery boxes are on the agenda for the Formula 1 Engineers of the future, the Redborne Racing Team.