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The 100th Thomas Hawksley Lecture: Does It Make The Car Go Faster?

05 December 2012

Presented by Alex Burns, Chief Executive Officer, Williams Grand Prix Holdings Plc

In the 100th Thomas Hawksley Lecture, Alex Burns gives an overview of the sport of Formula 1 and the Williams F1 Team. He describes the frenetic pace of product evolution and the unique motorsport culture that allows this to happen. He illustrates this with a description of the development of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) first introduced in the sport in 2009.

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Formula Student 2011

14 July 2011

Formula Student is the largest educational engineering competition of its kind in the world. Backed by industry and high profile engineers such as its Patron Ross Brawn, the competition aims to inspire and develop enterprising and innovative young engineers.

University students are challenged to design and build a single seat racing car and compete with it in a series of static and dynamic events.

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Formula Student 2010

15 July 2010

Formula Student is about building future engineering talent by designing and producing a single-seater racing car, not just in design and manufacture, but in many of the management, marketing and people skills so vital in the modern world, across all sectors of employment. Click below to view our New Promotional DVD.

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Formula Student 2009

16 July 2009

105 universities from 20 countries across 5 categories. Watch the action from this year’s Formula Student competition at Silverstone.

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Formula Student 2008

20 July 2008

Formula Student is about building future engineering talent by designing and producing a single-seater racing car, not just in design and manufacture, but in many of the management, marketing and people skills so vital in the modern world, across all sectors of employment.

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Formula Student 2007

01 November 2007

Formula Student is about building future engineering talent by designing and producing a single-seater racing car, not just in design and manufacture, but in many of the management, marketing and people skills so vital in the modern world, across all sectors of employment.

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Formula Student 2006

18 April 2007

Formula Student is about building future engineering talent by designing and producing a single-seater racing car, not just in design and manufacture, but in many of the management, marketing and people skills so vital in the modern world, across all sectors of employment.

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