BIRMINGHAM STUDENTS LOOK TO THE FUTURE WITH GULF
The Gulf brand, synonymous with motor racing worldwide, is back on the track in partnership with students from Birmingham City University as they prepare for Formula Student, Europe’s most established educational engineering competition.
Started in 1998, Formula Student aims to develop enterprising and innovative young engineers. Each team is tasked with producing a prototype single-seat race car for competition and judged on factors including cost, performance, maintenance and reliability. It is viewed by the motorsport industry as the standard for engineering graduates to meet and usually forms part of a degree-level project. Amongst Formula Students high profile industry supporters is Formula One’s Ross Brawn OBE.
“Gulf Retail is delighted to support the BCU Racing Team in 2018 and an initiative designed to inspire young people to take-up a career in engineering,” explains Craig Nugent, Head of Dealer Sales, Certas Energy. “Certas Energy already has an active in-house graduate development programme and investment in young people is fundamental to our future success. We shall watch the progress of the Gulf single-seater with great interest.”
Birmingham City University student Sammie White comments, “Knowing that we have the support of Gulf with its rich racing pedigree is a great boost for all at BCU Racing. This year’s car will run on Gulf’s automotive lubricants and we are all hard at work, determined to build upon last year’s overall finish of 22nd from a field of over 60 cars.