Date: Wednesday 21 Nov 2012
Time: 18:00 – refreshments from 18:00, AGM 18:00 to 18:45, Racing from 19:00
Speaker: Branch Committee, followed by
Steven Nevey – Business Development Manager – Red-Bull Racing www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/Video/Red-Bull-Technology-2009—Red-Bull-F1-Factory-021242813018882
Location: EC1-01 Coventry University
Attendeed read the 2011 AGM minutes from this link, the Chairman’s Report from this link the Secretary’s report from this link and the Treasurer’s report from this link in advance saving time on the night, therefore the AGM proceeded to plan and we finished within the 3/4hr target. Meeting accepted the minutes of the last AGM with minor ammendments, the Branch Officer’s reports, and helped re-elect Irene Glendinning as Branch Chair, Peter Mason as Deputy Chair, John rendall as Secretary and Ursula Rutherford a Treasurer: no surprises. Two committee meember stepped down and one new person – Chris Cliffe joined.
The Red Bull racing talk by Steve Nevey covered interesting detail about the design and construction of the cars, the pit team, the “Mission Control” and the back-room boffins
Steve explained that Red Bull entered formula one by purchasing the Jaguar Racing team in 2004. He explained Red Bull’s approach to Formula One and shared details of what goes into getting the team and its entourage around the globe, especially floating hospitality suits for Monaco!.
Since agreeing to this talk Steve has moved into educational initiatives that leverage the motorsports world to encourage young talent into the technology sectors, and Steve described how experience has shown that once girls realise their potential, they are often found to be more logical, straigh-forward and successful than the boys.