STEM students race the Worthing Wasp at Dunsfold Park


On Thursday 9th September, The Worthing Wasp was entered in the IET Formula 24+ that consists of rounds throughout the year. The winner of a round is the car that covers the greatest distance in 60 minutes, measured using a transponder which is provided to each team at each event.

The latest Greenpower round was at the Top Gear track at Dunsfold Park.The day started with the students repairing the brakes in time to make scrutineering before taking the car out for the practice run. During the break between the practice and the race, the team replaced the batteries before helping another team, Zeus, from Greenford high school get through scrutineering.

There were 27 teams singed up to the race and 23 that made it to the track in time. There was 15 minutes of stoppage time during the beginning of the race, due to a car rolling over on a tight bend. However by the end of the hour race The Worthing Wasp came 21st after completing 15 laps. The winner was the Jaguar Land Rover team, ZeV, that completed 30 laps and had a top speed of 32.6 MPH.

The four of the students on the project that took part in this race were Josh Corin, Alex Hughes, Teodison Pazon and Amy Ryder-Lee. However students that have also worked on the project so far are Ed Anderson, Bryn Gough, Mesaeel Obeid and Jamie Price. Well done team! Bring on the next race.


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