Young Engineers of the future visit Carlin at Thruxton
TEAM NEWS: Children from the Young Engineers club at All Saints Junior (CE) School, Hastings paid Carlin Motorsport a visit this weekend, as 19 classmates enjoyed a look around the Carlin garage at this weekend’s British F3 race at Thruxton. Racing Steps Foundation driver Oliver Turvey and Carlin team mate Sam Abay were on hand to give the youngsters a tour of the Carlin garages.
Having just finished third and fourth in round 11 of the British F3 International Series, Oliver Turvey and Sam Abay gave the engineering students a unique behind the scenes tour of one of the top British F3 teams.
The children were given a talk around the Carlin F3 cars, including that of Brendon Hartley, fresh from its race one victory. The Carlin drivers also signed caps and autographs for the All Saints visitors.
The Young Engineers programme is a nation wide scheme open to all school aged children. The scheme is designed to inspire young people to develop an interest in engineering, and encourage more children to consider a career in the industry.
Speaking about the visit Turvey said, “It’s always nice to be able to give people an insight into what we do. A lot of young people watch racing and aspire to be a racing driver, but there’s so much more that goes on behind the scenes. The difference between winning and losing often comes down to the work of the mechanics and engineers. I hope we’ve given these kids a bit of inspiration today that might even lead to some of them choosing to pursue a career in motorsport.”