Lewis Hamilton who? Formula One hopefuls have taken the chequered flag at Surrey Schools’ Grand Prix.
The event took place last Wednesday (27th June) at Daytona Sandown Park in Esher, Surrey.
It saw 10 local schools battle head to head for victory, with the Hinchley Wood team snatching the win, closely followed by St Paul’s Catholic College and Weydon School.
The teams raced electric kit cars which they had been designing and building for more than six months.
The two hour forty minute race was part of the P&G Surrey School Games, which was organised by Surrey County Council to encourage kids to get involved in sports during the build up to the 2012 Games.
Helyn Clack, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games, said: “We might just have inspired the next generation of Jenson Button’s and engineers, like Ross Brawn, right here in Surrey.
“The youngsters did everything from designing the cars to building them, before testing their hard work in the endurance race. It really gave them a chance to put their maths, science and technology skills into practice.”
Other schools participating in the race included:
Royal Albert and Alexandra School, Redhill
Collingwood College, Camberley
Esher High, Esher
Fullbrook School, Addlestone
Wishmore Cross School, Woking
Lingfield Notre Dame
St. Joseph’s, Cranleigh
Journalists requiring more information, can contact Surrey County Council media officer Nicole Herlihy on 020 8541 8039 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org