The Grand 'inter'National Qualifier

The Grand 'inter'National Qualifier

Posted: 14/09/2021

With only one race under the belts of the Greenpower team this season it was time to squeeze another circuit into the year before the international finals next month.  The location this time was the well-known 1920’s F1 race circuit, in the centre of the Grand National horse racing ground at Aintree in Liverpool.

COVID-19 has certainly damaged the Greenpower teams this year, with Bromsgrove School feeling the strain, consequently, not attending as many heats as we usually do. As a team, we have tried to look at the situation positively, especially as it has given us plenty of time to work on the car.  Scrutineering was passed with ease because of the hard work, and all students progressed through the practice session without a hitch, alongside our new tech, armed and ready we went into the first race full of confidence. 

All four races were identical in that the drivers were perfect; the car was perfect, and it ran away with the Kitcar lead easily.  At the end of the day, we were 10 miles ahead of 2nd place, which equated to about 7 laps in total.  We even managed to beat the F24+ university and cooperation cars as well.  A big congratulations to the team for a great win; Ollie R-H, Will and Amelie J, Ffion W, Jacob M, Harvey P, Lucy C and Jack R.  They all now proceed to the international finals at Goodwood on the 10th of October.