We just love our annual visit to Aintree for the IET Formula 24 and 24+ rounds at this venue which is steeped in motor racing history, and of course home to the prestigious Grand National horse race, the course for which runs alongside the motor circuit.
Liverpool Motor Club play a significant part in setting up and operating the event, and yet again proved invaluable in creating the 2015 event so we extend our sincere thanks to them for their generous support, and also to Aintree themselves for allowing us to use their fabulous track.
Our second race back after the mid-season break defied all of the weather predictions, with a chilly start turning into a warm and sunny September Sunday! It was a busy day on track – with 31 F24 cars competing and 19 F24+ cars taking part across the day.
We are pleased to announce that teams are allowed to camp onsite at Rockingham over the International Final weekend. Camping will be available from Friday evening (9th October) to Monday morning (13th October). Pitches will be charged at £10 per night, per pitch. It will be a fantastic opportunity to get to know your fellow competitors over the weekend!
After our mid season break, we found ourselves heading to the lovely East Fortune race track for our second Scottish event of the season. The sun followed us up all the way from Greenpower HQ on the south coast, so we were in for a bright but slightly windy race day.
We are pleased to announce that as of August 2015 that we will be working in partnership with Industrial Cadets.
Industrial Cadets allows young people receive recognition for the skills, knowledge and understanding they develop during recognised projects.
Industrial Cadets Area Manager Mike Falconer quotes. “This is a fantastic opportunity to partner with a leading name in youth engagement relevant to the STEM curriculum and a key partner to the Automotive, Motorsport and Renewable Energy industries.
From September we will be inviting F24 and F24+ teams to apply for two of our awards that are up for grabs on race day.
The Siemens digital award and The IET Engineering award are the two awards that teams are now invited to apply for.
All you need to do to apply for these awards is to email Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the heat you are entering, stating your organisation name, vehicle name and which heat you will be entering, along with a short paragraph explaining why you should be considered for the award.
As previously announced, we are introducing a race for F24+ and Corporate Challenge teams on the 10th October, the Saturday of the International Final weekend. The race will run in a different format to a normal F24+ race of a 60 minute race. Race Control will randomly draw an amount of laps for the race, between 50 – 70 minutes worth of laps, and the team to compete the distance first wins.
The lap race does not count towards the F24+ Championship table, but there will still be trophies to fight for!