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Mercedes 2019 F1 car speeds into Truro High next week

Following its first lap around the track at Silverstone this February, the brand new Mercedes W10 Formula 1 car will be making a pit stop at Truro High next week for a day of hands-on engineering workshop.

Recently unveiled for the 2019 season, Lewis Hamilton hopes the car can fire him towards a sixth world title out on the track.

Led by Truro High staff and the team from Dare to be Different, the day aims to inspire the next generation of female motorsport professionals to break the glass ceiling and take the lead out on the racetrack. 

Founded by former F1 driver Susie Wolff and the Motor Sports Association (MSA) – Britain’s motorsport governing body – Dare To Be Different is a groundbreaking and high-profile programme designed to inspire, connect and celebrate women in every aspect of the sport.  

On the agenda will be a whole host of motorsport workshops including the Pirelli Pit-Stop Challenge wheel change competition, F1 car design workshops and trackside interviewing skills sessions as well as the opportunity to up close and personal with Hamilton’s new Mercedes F1 Car. 

Student motorsport ambassadors from our Greenpower team will also be involved in leading the workshops.

The day is a celebration of the news that we are the first and only school in the country to be recognised as an official motorsport club by Motorsport UK. 

A first in UK automotive history, Motorsport UK invited the school to apply due to our excellent reputation for engineering.

Find out more about this incredible achievement here

Published by: Grace Kennard

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