Pupils’ F1 insight
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A Formula 1 engineer paid a special visit to youngsters at Sidmouth’s St John’s School.
Rob Dunster-Ashworth, of the Force India team, met with pupils last Friday (April 15).
As part of his visit, Rob held a workshop with a visiting group of students from the Bombay Scottish School, in Mumbai.
He spoke about his background at school and university, before discussing the differences between a Formula 1 car and a road vehicle.
The pupils then watched 10 crashes and discussed how the structure of a car keeps the driver safe.
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They were then split into two groups - one looked at how to program a microcontroller to turn on an LED, while the other manufactured a crumple zone for the front of a trolley, before testing to see if an egg travelled and stayed safe when it crashed.
Rob also brought a number of parts from Formula 1 cars, which were put on display.
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A school spokeswoman said: “We would like to thank Rob for taking time out to come into St John’s for this fascinating insight into F1.”