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Jeremy, Tuesday 20th September, 2011


If you have a Twitter account then please update us with progress on your car to @greenpowertrust. We'll retweet our favourite messages which will also appear in the feed on the Formula pages of this site.

You can also feed messages into our Cover it Live reporting from events using #gpt to update the world on how you're doing.

So please get involved and help to spread the word.

 

IET Formula 24 Qualification Table 19/9/2011

Jeremy, Monday 19th September, 2011


You can download the latest IET Formula 24 Qualification Table, updated to include the regional heat at RNAS Merryfield. Just one regional heat remains so please keep checking back on your progress.

Remember that the top three cars from each of the 11 regional heats qualify automatically. A further 39 places are granted on best mileages covered in any of the regional heats, and a final three places on the 75 car grid are wild cards given at Greenpower's discretion to cars or teams we feel particularly deserve to be there.

Jaguar Land Rover Top Championship Table

Jeremy, Monday 19th September, 2011


Following Round 6 of the 2011 IET Formula 24+ Championship on Thursday at Aintree, Jaguar Land Rover's Driven Motion team have shot to the top of the Championship Table with a total of 20 points, the maximum available at this stage in the season. Just one round remains at Castle Combe on 2nd October for other teams to try and equal their points score, ahead of the last round of the year at Goodwooond on 16th October.

You can have a look at the full Championship Table here.

Live from Aintree

Jeremy, Thursday 15th September, 2011


The IET Formula 24+ race is now underway at Aintree, with the IET Formula 24 north west regional heat starting at 1pm, all generously sponsored by Westinghouse. 

You can watch both races live timing at http://www.bbk-online.net/gpt and see some live updates from the day at http://greenpower.coverpage.coveritlive.com

Big Industry - Big Opportunity @ Rockingham

Jeremy, Wednesday 14th September, 2011


Rockingham Motor Speedway, hosts of the 2011 Greenpower Midlands Regional Heat, are holding an event that all schools participating in Greenpower will be interested in attending, on Wednesday 12th October. Big Industry - Big Opportunity is an interactive programme of activites and workshops for young people. It will provide a unique opportunity for young people aged 14-25 to explore the scope and breadth of the automotive industry at this stunning venue.

For further information please download this information leaflet and booking form.

Toyota Electric Car Record

Jeremy, Tuesday 13th September, 2011


This is a good link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3v-mb7Uhdk  - demonstrating that electric cars are the future, with a new electric lap record set at the Nurburgring by Toyota. Enjoy!

New Website Live

Jeremy, Tuesday 13th September, 2011


We're delighted to welcome you to our brand new website. We hope you'll enjoy a more interactive and informative experience so please do have a browse around all the sections. Various upgrades will be made over the coming days so please bear with us while some minor issues are sorted. This site has been generously created for us by our sponsors Unipro, www.theuniprogroup.com, to whom we are extremely grateful.

Cover it Live

Jeremy, Friday 9th September, 2011


We'll be providing live snippets of information from Sunday's race at Bedford Autodrome via our Cover it Live service, which Race Control and teams will be feeding updates to throughout the day. Keep an eye out for the link on Twitter and Facebook, and if you're participating and have a Twitter account then start following us and you can become a part of this exciting new development.

Engineering in the News

Emma, Wednesday 7th September, 2011


There's been some brilliant new technologies hitting the headlines this week.  FIrst we had the single molecule motor and then the James Dyson Awards.

Can you imagine having a Greenpower car running off a motor only as big as 5 or 6 atoms? That would make for some very light cars and some very fiddly electrics work!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14763223

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14796460

 

Volunteers for Bedford Autodrome

Jeremy, Tuesday 6th September, 2011


The IET Formula 24 season kicks off again on Sunday 11th September at Bedford Autodrome. As it's a large entry we're in need of some additional volunteers to help with various roles including scrutineering, pit lane and circuit marshalling. Volunteering is guaranteed to provide a varied and interesting day out, and you do get a free lunch as well! If interested in attending in this capacity, please email me direct - jeremy@greenpower.co.uk

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