Greenpower Schools Electric Car Race at Aintree
September 09th 2014

Greenpower Schools Electric Car Race at Aintree

Teachers looking to get involved in the Greenpower challenge are invited to enjoy the history and future of motorsport engineering on Wednesday 24th September, 11am at the historic Aintree Motor Circuit. There’s also a free information pack on the day!

Greenpower Education Trust  believe that providing young people with an exciting, real life project is the most successful way of sparking an interest in engineering, helping to address the serious skills gap the UK faces in this crucial business sector.

Their highly successful challenge, to design, build and race a single seat electric car uses the excitement of motorsport to inspire and excite students about STEM.

90 minute Formula 24 Races at 11:30 and 15:15 – Schools will race electric powered cars built by year 7-11 pupils.

One hour Formula 24+ Race at 13:45 – Sixth forms, universities and apprentice/graduate teams compete.

Both age groups aiming to qualify will compete against teams from throughout the UK along with teams from South Africa, USA, Ireland, Portugal and Poland at the International Final, Goodwood, 12th October.

Aintree is home to the first British Grand Prix. Meet the teams in the pits, walk the grid, and join us for lunch to find out more about the challenge including the free industry leading CAD software available.


11am               Arrive

11.15am          Grid Walk

11.45am          Presentation about getting involved in the project

12.15pm          Tour of the Pits

12.30pm          Lunch

For further details please contact Amanda Barrett via

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