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Formula Student 2011 Media

17 July 2011

News organisations from all over the country covered this year's Formula Student, the largest educational engineering competition of its kind in the world.

BBC Northamptonshire, West Midlands, Bristol and Somerset all featured radio interviews with the teams, organisers and VIP guests, while ITV Anglia came to Silverstone to watch the cars in action.

Clips:

BBC Radio Bristol features Formula Student on news bulletins

: BBC Radio Bristol's news bulletins throughout the breakfast programme featured Formula Student and the University of Bath's team.

Duration: 0:24

NB This is an audio only presentation

BBC Radio Northamptonshire interview the teams

Speaker(s): BBC Northamptonshire talk to the Aston University, University of Bath and University of Bologna teams about their cars and what they hope to achieve at this year's Formula Student

Duration: 5:07

NB This is an audio only presentation

BBC Radio Northamptonshire interviews Richard Folkson and Andrew Deakin

: Richard Folkson, Chief Judge, and Andrew Deakin, Chief Technical Judge, talk about the growth of the competition and the teams from around the world attending.

Duration: 5:39

NB This is an audio only presentation

BBC Radio Northamptonshire interviews Ross Brawn

Speaker(s): Ross Brawn, Formula Student patron and Team Principal of Mercedes GP Petronas F1 team, talks about the importance of Formula Student in building young people's passion for engineering and giving them the skills they need to build their careers.

Duration: 4:36

NB This is an audio only presentation

BBC Radio Somerset interview the University of Bath's team

: Kenny Tan and Tom Yates from the University of Bath's Formula Student team talk about the challenges of building a car for Formula Student and what they hope to get out of the competition.

Duration: 3:11

NB This is an audio only presentation

BBC Radio WM interview Jon Hilton and Birmingham City University team leader

Speaker(s): Jon Hilton, Formula Student Chairman, and Kerrie Davis, Birmingham City University's team leader, talk about the competition as a whole and Birmingham City's car.

Duration: 5:20

NB This is an audio only presentation

ITV Anglia feature interviews with Jon Hilton, Hertfordshire and Palestinian teams

: A news feature shows the Formula Student cars in action, as well as interviews with Jon Hilton, Formula Student Chairman, Thomas Mutow from the University of Hertfordshire's team and Ghassan Abuorf from Khan Younis Training College, Gaza.

Duration: 01:53