Rubens Barrichello’s race car arrives at the National College for Motorsport
Staff and students from the National College for Motorsport are delighted to have received the first of 33 Williams F1 cars, a FW32-01, which the students will re-build over the next year. All motorsport students, whether they’re studying the Foundation Race Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Course or the Race Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Programme , will be able to enhance their re-building skills thanks to this addition to the fantastic facilities at the dedicated motorsport centre.
The students will shortly start stripping the car and sending its individual, external components for re-painting. Once the parts have been painted and returned, the students will re-build the car in the 2013 livery ready for sending off to shows.
The FW320-01 car has had its engine removed to aid transportation, however, other than that the car is in a race worthy condition.
Williams F1 are working in partnership with the National College for Motorsport and will be sending a number of vehicles to the staff and students to re-build.
Jim Harrod from the National College for Motorsport, in Silverstone, explains that: “Williams F1 are keen for our students to know and understand the technology that F1 cars use today and how it relates to the vehicles they currently train on. It will also give the students an excellent boost to complete the course with Williams F1 as it provides the students with a very real, achievable goal!”
The FW32-01 car was raced in 2010 by Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hulkenberg, who achieved pole position at the Brazilian GP. The car is a Cosworth-powered car with a seven speed, seamless shift gearbox.
Below: The FW32-01 car after being delivered to the National College for Motorsport.