Shell Helix University Drive Winners to attend Malaysian Grand Prix
Mar 17, 2014
KARACHI, March 17, 2014 – Shell Pakistan announced that Xodus Racing from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute has won the Shell Helix University Drive at an auto show organized at Liberty Market, Lahore posting the fastest lap time of 1 minute 37 seconds in an F1 simulation competition.
The Shell Helix University Drive began last year in November with nine top universities across Pakistan competing in an exclusive Formula One simulation competition for a once in a life time chance to attend the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit on March 28-30, 2014.
At the beginning of the Drive over 600 students at each of these nine universities enrolled in the Formula 1 simulation competition, each student team comprised five students, two of which where the team’s drivers. The simulation didn’t only recreate a Formula 1 racing experience, but used a special racing environment to imitate what a Formula 1 driver experiences and test student drivers’ reflexes and hand eye coordination. After one lap, the best performing teams from each university were chosen to compete in a final round of three laps, and the best time was chosen to determine the winner.
As the race roared on, over 10,000 students had an opportunity to learn more about motor sports like Formula 1 and the amazing mechanical and fuel technology that goes into high performing engines.”It was remarkable to see how interested students were, many of whom hadn’t driven a car before, in not only the racing simulation but also in the fuels and lubricants behind high performing engine technology,” said Taha Magrabi, Marketing Manager for Shell Pakistan. Students also had a chance during the Drive to learn more about how high performance fuel and lubricant technology translates into the everyday choices car drivers around the world make to ensure their vehicles run smoothly and efficiently.
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