Islamabad: A team of students from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) visited the British High Commission ahead of their trip to the UK to compete in a ‘cars of the future’ rally.
Accompanied by NUST officials and sponsors of the ‘Formula Student Pakistan’, the students briefed the British High Commissioner, HE Philip Barton CMG OBE, about their locally-designed and manufactured racing car “NAS14”.
They explained NAS14’s innovative features and about the efforts that have gone into producing this car in Pakistan. The students also shared their excitement and enthusiasm with the High Commissioner on hearing the news of qualifying to take part in the upcoming Formula Student competition at the home of British motorsports, the Silverstone Race Circuit, in Northamptonshire next month.
Speaking at the occasion, the British High Commissioner said “I am delighted to see the students’ efforts in producing this fantastic vehicle, and to meet the officials from NUST and the sponsors who have helped these budding engineers get to this stage.
“It is great news that Formula Student Pakistan will take part at the home of British Motorsports, the Silverstone Race Circuit in the UK. More Grand Prix cars are made in Britain than any other country because the world chooses the United Kingdom for advanced engineering.
“With these young and bright students participating in the ‘Formula Student’ competition, I hope to see Pakistan’s role in the world of motor sports grow.“I wish the Pakistan Formula Students the very best of luck in competing and showcasing their innovative work in the United Kingdom.”
Speaking at the occasion, CEO of O3B Mr. Nadeem Safdar said “The Interactive Group will continue to play its role in encouraging healthy activities in Pakistan. On behalf of Interactive Group, I would like to extend my gratitude to Honourable British High Commissioner, Mr. Philip Barton for being here with us and appreciating the endeavours of these young students of Pakistan.
“I am also taking this opportunity to wish all the best to the NUST team that will participate in the race at Silverstone next month.”
The NUST students’ team leader Shah Talha said “The NUST car has been named after martyred Naval Captain Nadeem Ahmed (Shaheed), and will participate in Formula Student motorsport competition to be held at Silverstone, UK. The project is powered by the Interactive EZY Racing under the newly formed partnership between Interactive Group and EZY Racing.
“A team of NUST students comprising of the 29 brilliant students designed and manufactured this car and have commissioned 600cc engine and other technical specifications to comprehend with the standards and criteria of Silverstone Formula Student racing.
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