Student team set to tackle Formula Vee Championship campaign
A new student-run racing team from Brooklands College will compete in this year’s Formula Vee Championship, running Jake Hockley in a GAC.
Hockley has entrusted the car – which was formerly raced by Autosport staff member Ben Anderson – to the Weybridgebased college to run for Hockley’s maiden season of motorsport.
“I’m going racing to scratch a long-held itch,” said Hockley. “I’m really just interested in driving and my mechanical ability is limited, to say the least.
“A partnership with the college is a win-win situation. I can just jump in and drive, and the students get a modern single-seater which they can use to practice their skills.”
Brooklands College engineering tutor Richard Green added: “The project is different from those of other colleges. In this case we are the team. By maintaining or repairing it at base and then operating it at race meetings, our students will get a fully-rounded idea of what it takes to engineer a racing car.”
Hockley will run stickers to raise awareness of the Morgan’s Mission cause, which supports his five-year-old neighbour who suffers from a life-threatening kidney disease.