Video: Louth schools take to the grid in F1 challenge day

Two Louth schools have pitted their wits against each other in a Formula One challenge at Louth Town Hall.

Students from Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College and King Edward VI Grammar faced off in a number of different challenges related to the sport.

Through the day they learned the ‘nitty gritty’ side of F1 like driver safety and team logistics, before being given the chance to design their own mini-F1 cars and racing them against each other.

Teams from each school lined up their CO2 powered cars on the grid for a race along the track, which you can see on the video.

The aim of the day is to encourage young people to take an interest in engineering and find the next generation of Adrian Neweys and Ross Brawns!