On Tuesday 29th June, students in 8S visited the Silverstone Interactive Museum and experience day. Upon arrival, students took a tour around one of the retired circuits watching what was racing around the track that day.
The students then took part in an exciting curriculum workshop where they learnt about the physics behind making a Formula 1 car perform at its best and the plethora of roles within an F1 team. Inspiring the students to consider engineering as a future career, the session involved handling and discussing genuine artefacts from recently raced F1 cars, including tyres and wings from Max Verstappen’s car.
The students were gripped hearing about the processes and engineering that go into building an F1 car. They were surprised to hear about the unthinkable cost (£300,000 for one wing and £40,000 for a tank of fuel!). To finish the day, students explored the 4000m2 exhibition that took them on an exciting journey through the past, present and future of Silverstone and British motorsport. They learnt about the engineering and technology that has changed the world of motorsport in the Technology Lab. They finished the exhibition with a 4D iMax experience of sitting behind the wheel at an F1 race.