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26 March 2015

John Watson MBE visits the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

On Monday 2 February, Sky Sports commentator John Watson MBE visited the engineering building at Wheatley Campus to learn more about the work going on in the Department.

John Watson is a British former racing driver from Northern Ireland. He competed in Formula One, winning five Grands Prix and also in the World Sportscar Championship. Students on the MSc engineering programmes and members of Oxford Brookes Racing got the opportunity to meet Watson and tell him about the things they are working on.

Holly Watson-Nall, a second year BEng Motorsport Engineering student at Brookes, said of the visit β€œIt was fantastic to meet John and to hear a few of his stories about F1 from back when he raced. He was really interested in our 2014 Formula Student car and it was a great opportunity to discuss our own engineering with him.”