As you know Co-Treetment are focusing on the future, not only in terms of how to make a positive impact on the planet, but also on future engineers and in helping to make sure young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
From 6-10th July 2022 over 100 teams from across 30 countries competed to design, build and race a formula style single seater racing car. In the case of the University Of Nottingham Racing Team they chose to design their car on an electrical platform, one of only a handful of electric powered vehicles over the weekend.
The car was the first EV to pass scrutineering – no easy challenge, the team worked hard to make this happen, led by Surojit Sen the engineering students really pulled out all the stops to make this happen.
Electric vehicles actually have a more intensive scrutineering programme than vehicles fitted with internal combustion engines, safety of course being the primary concern.
On Sunday 10th July Simon Evans and Darrell Taylor were fortunate enough to attend the racing day where the main event was the endurance race where each car has to complete 22 laps and set their time. Unfortunately our car had to retire early due to a coding error on the computing system; a valiant effort.
What we saw at the event from all the members of the University Of Nottingham Racing Team was a desire to win, not as individuals but as a team, to get the work done, no matter how long they needed to complete their tasks; passion and talent, a truly inspirational group of young people, well done to all of you.