Ferndown Upper School has not only built the fastest green-powered car in Dorset, but the vehicle has also been declared the 21st fastest in the world, putting it in the top 10 per cent.
Greenpower teams aged between 11-16-years-old, from around the globe, gathered at Rockingham speedway to see whose car would win the International Finals of the IET Formula 24 fastest green powered car.
Ferndown Flame 111, built by students at FUS’s extra curricular club, had already showed its metal by qualifying for the finals as the fastest green-powered car in Dorset.
The FUS boys pulled out all the stops at the event; their driving, pit changes and race strategy all played a part in their successes. In fact the boys achieved one of the fastest pit changes in the whole event. The team finished ‘fastest newcomer’ and were proud to win a trophy for being the highest placed new car of the year.
Their teacher, Mr Paul Titterington said, “For the car to be in the top 10 per cent in the world is a huge achievement. This year we improved our standing by 25 positions (46 to 21) out of 208 entrants. We will also receive the Peter Williams trophy for the best placed Poole car.”
Team members were: Matty Waine (team manager), Jordon Standish, Ryan Wilson, Jacob Tuttiett and James Linney.
“I’d like to thank Dave Edbrooke and Steve Waine from Siemens (Poole) and all the parents who provided fabulous support and enthusiasm, especially Paul Tuttiett and the Hudsons,” added Mr Titterington.