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University launches slick new race car amongst the motorsport greats
Posted on 01/06/2021

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University launches slick new race car amongst the motorsport greats
  • University’s racing team (UWR) reveals new Formula 3 car livery - live from Silverstone Interactive Museum.
  • The University is Silverstone Interactive Museum’s founding higher education partner.
  • The Formula 3 racing team is run by students, competing in a professional series – 2021 Hardall F3 Cup Championship.
  • The University’s Dallara F308 is driven by professional driver Shane Kelly.

New livery revealed amongst motorsport history

The University of Wolverhampton Racing team (UWR) unveiled its new Formula 3 racing car livery at one of the country’s most renowned racing venues – taking its place amongst motor sport history.

The UWR Formula 3 racing car was in pole position at the Silverstone Interactive Museum - revealed live to sponsors and viewers at the £20M visitor attraction located at Silverstone Circuit. The sponsors displayed on the car this year include Hadley Group, Made in the Midlands, Ocean Scan, Sercal NDT, Tungaloy and MyWorkWear.

The team, currently in its seventh year of racing, is comprised of students studying an array of different degrees including motorsport, automotive and aerospace engineering.

Shane Kelly, UWR’s professional racing driver, said:

“Being here at Silverstone to launch the new livery is the result of all of the hard work that the students have put in to get to this point. Launching the car in this beautiful location makes it exciting for our students and sponsors, because without either of them we couldn’t go racing.

“Coming here to the Museum, It’s all about the heritage of racing and Formula 1. It really hits you when you’re sat next to these amazing cars and our car is among them. It reinforces the message for our students that racing is hard work, but there’s nothing else like it.”

Lucy Thorpe, first year Motorsport Engineering student, said:

“It’s amazing because I never thought I would be in this position. I never thought I could start a career in motorsport, but being part of UWR, supporting my studies with hands-on learning and coming here to the Silverstone Interactive Museum has really helped kickstart that.”

Following the season opener at Silverstone, UWR leads the F3 Cup class with one class win and two class second places from the first three races. The schedule for the remainder of the F3 season will be:

Castle Combe – 12th June

Oulton Park – 24th July

Brands Hatch – 21st/22nd August

Donington Park – 18th/19th September

Snetterton – 25th September

Partnership inspires the next generation of engineers

Formerly known as the Silverstone Experience, the immersive visitor attraction, which celebrates the past, present and future of Silverstone and British motor racing, has rebranded as the Silverstone Interactive Museum. Anyone looking to study at the University of Wolverhampton should register for one of our forthcoming Open Days.

For more information contact the Corporate Communications Team 01902 322736/518647 or out of office hours on 07973 335112 or email: comms@wlv.ac.uk.


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