Loughborough Alumni

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2 Oct 2018

Alumni enjoy a trip to the Royal Automobile Club

On Monday 1 October, alumni and students joined the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, at the Royal Automobile Club in London.

Alumni had the opportunity to pay a visit to the club to see Loughborough University’s 2018 Formula Student racing car.

The car – which is created by students at the University – is used to compete in Formula Student, an international competition organised by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, where teams of students are required to design, build and race a vehicle at renowned circuits around the world including Silverstone.

By exhibiting at the Royal Automobile Club, the car joins some of the most iconic vehicles in the world, from winning Formula 1 cars to famous vintage cars. The car was unveiled at the reception on 1 October in the Rotunda at Pall Mall.

The academic lead of the team, Scot Layton, commented: “The Loughborough Formula Student team have worked extremely hard over the last year building this car, and had an incredible summer racing it on three circuits across Europe.

“I’m beyond proud to see their efforts being paid off, even more so now the car is going to be exhibited at such a renowned venue. We’re really excited to see it showcased amongst so many other famous cars at the Royal Automobile Club.”

The racing car is on display from 1 – 8 October. For more information about the Royal Automobile Club, visit their website.

Photos of the event are available to view online.

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