Episode 010 – Being the underdog (07/08/2016)

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This week on Over The Mic we are looking at being the underdog. What’s it like to achieve something against all the odds? How do you defy everyone’s expectations?

Edinburgh Napier Formula Student logo.
Edinburgh Napier Formula Student team. A Formula Student based at Edinburgh Napier University – this is their logo. Courtesy of Edinburgh Napier Formula Student.

The case study for this is the Edinburgh Napier Formula Student team, based in Edinburgh Napier University. Formula Student is a competition operated by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers that allows engineering and business students across the UK (and beyond) to design and build a racing car along with it’s business case. All to be presented in front of motorsport professionals.

Ross Brawn OBE, former Ferrari F1 technical director and team principal of Brawn GP/Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, is a patron of the competition.

Matthew speaks to Edinburgh Napier Formula Student’s current team principal Jonathan Peffers and Head of Business Polly Wong about the team overcoming all difficulties to enter their first Formula Student competition in July.

Polly Wong and Jonathan Peffers
Polly Wong [Left], Head of Business; Jonathan Peffers [right], Team Principal.  Courtesy of Edinburgh Napier Formula Student
You can find out more about Formula Student by heading to http://formulastudent.imeche.org/ and the team via their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/edinburghnapierformulastudent as well as their Twitter page: http://twitter.com/ENFSUK

Listen to the first series episodes at our archive. Don’t forget to listen to chats with Ross, Patrick, Steven and Mark; Jamie Cooling; a chinwag with Ross Campbell. Click on the links to find out more.

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  • Presented and produced by Matthew Hansen;
  • Guests: Jonathan Peffers and Polly Wong
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