Bloodhound to add F1 components

Formula 1 engine specialist

Project Bloodhound is a World Land Speed Record attempt to encourage youngsters to take up careers in fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Cosworth Group, which will provide components for the project, will incorporate its data electronics - used in applications such as aerobatics planes, racing cars, and wind turbines - into the sophisticated vehicle for control and performance analysis.

Across the UK, 220 specialist engineering firms are starting to make main components for the vehicle. The construction of the car's chassis is to begin in January 2011, and the vehicle will take around a year to be completed before it sees its runway test in the UK.

The car, powered by two engines and a rocket, is expected to take part in high speed run events by summer 2012 for which the equivalent of 4800 football pitches will be cleared, in Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape, South Africa,

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