Engineering students at the University of Bolton are starting to work on preparing a historic F1 racing car as part of their studies. The Ensign F1 car last raced in the early 1980s although the car has been a museum piece since then.

By teaming up with students from the University of Bolton’s National Centre for Motorsport Engineering (NCME), the historic car will be prepared by the next generation of engineering minds. At the same time, it will give students hands-on experience of working with F1 machinery.

Former Formula 1 boss, Bob Fernley, said: “I am delighted we can collaborate on this exciting project, which I believe to be the first of its kind, giving students the chance to prepare and race a historic Formula 1 car.

“This shows great vision by the University of Bolton to offer something unique as they prepare the next generation of motorsport engineers.”

Mark Busfield, Director of NCME at the University of Bolton, said: “This is an incredibly exciting project to begin 2020. Giving our students a Formula 1 car represents a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate their skills in the real world.”

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