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Formula 24 International Final – 17th October.

  • Brendan Conlan
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Silverstone, D Day – 2, “Healing Racers” Road to the International Finals.

The Healing Secondary School Formula 24 electric race car, with On Line Design technical support and sponsorship from On Line Design, Phillips 66 and ABP have qualified for the International Finals at Silverstone.

The competition which has seen over 700+ competitors racing at circuits throughout the UK and the rest of the world have now been whittled down to 90 competitors for Finals Day.  The finals are being held at Silverstone with the inner circuit show below being used.  The team will use the same track and pits as illustrious racing drivers from Hill to Hamilton – memories to be remembered for an eternity by the chosen team.

The Grand Final and all heats follow the same format, a Le Mans style endurance race with the car that travels the furthest in a 90 minute race being crowned the overall winner.  On route to the finals the Healing Racers competed in four heats, two around the streets of Hull and two at Blyton Park, coming 1st in all four heats.  Fact 1 – Healing has the best distance and fastest times for any kit car North of the Watford Gap

The target for the International Final is to finish in the top 10 (F24 Kit cars) this will be a tough challenge for the team, as we are against large internationally backed cars, who have been in the competition for upwards of 10 years.  A target we all believe is achievable so long as we do not have any technical issues.

The team, that consists of 11-16-year-old boys and girls, will be leaving Wednesday morning for the trip to Silverstone, on arrival they will be giving a tour of the track and facilities before getting the car ready for scrutineering and its first taste of the Silverstone asphalt.  Fact 2 - Healing has the youngest average age of any of the teams in the finals.

The Team, teachers and helpers will stay overnight near the circuit, thanks to the sponsorship of Phillips 66 and ABP that has allowed this to happen.

The forecast for race day is rain, so wet tyres will be the order of the day, the team has an early start with breakfast at 6:30 then off to the racetrack for a busy day.

See the schedule above, you can follow the teams progress throughout the day with live updates to your mobile phones https://www.bbk-online.net/gpt/event205.htm

Follow updates tomorrow on website!

On Line Design & Engineering Awarded Public Sector Framework Agreement

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On Line Design & Engineering are pleased to have been awarded a place on a public sector framework, providing Project Management services for the installation of Renewable Energy projects across the UK (2838_19 Renewable Energy Solutions). Part of the Renewable Energy Solutions Framework with Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) in Leicester, ensures that the buying process is fully compliant with EU and UK procurement legislation helping to reduce the cost and administration for individual public sector buyers. The renewable energy solutions framework itself will involve the project management of the installation of Air Source Heat Pumps, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Biomass Boiler, Solar Thermal Panel, Solar Thermal Tubes, Wind Turbines, Small Scale Hydro or Combined Heat and Power Systems.

Lincolnshire County Council, the authority where On Lines Head Office is situated, is a member authority of ESPO, but any public sector buyer can access the framework. All suppliers listed on ESPO frameworks have been assessed during the procurement process for their financial stability, track record, experience and professional ability, of which On Line Design & Engineering have proved suitable.

Andrew Mitchell, Operations Director for On Line Design & Engineering said; “As a business we are actively looking at new markets that require the competencies and skill sets we maintain in house. This diversification supports our growth strategy and increases the portfolio of sectors within which we operate. With the growth of renewable projects and governments drive for net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the importance of small-scale renewable energy generation will only increase.”