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Students visit McLaren Technology Centre

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Students from the School of Management and Department of Mechanical Engineering recently enjoyed a unique opportunity to visit the McLaren Technology Centre.

Professor Andrew Graves and Dr Julian Rose accompanied students from the MBA, MSc in Innovation and Technology Management and MSc in Automotive Engineering courses on a private tour of the facility.

The group viewed cars driven by Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost and Jensen Button, as well as the wind tunnel that McLaren use for testing.

The afternoon ended with a talk from Ron Dennis, McLaren CEO and honorary graduate of the University.

Andrew said:

'I am delighted that our students had the opportunity to visit this world class facility.

'The McLaren Technology Centre is at the forefront of innovation across several sectors as well as manufacturing some of the most successful Formula 1 and high performance road cars in history.'

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