Formula 1 Technical Director speaks at HCS Nightingale Lecture
Thursday, 25 January, Hampshire Collegiate School hosted the second of its
Nightingale Lecture Series for Sixth Form students. Guest of honour and keynote
speaker at the event was James Allison, who is a motorsport designer and
engineer and best known for his achievements over 27 years in Formula One.
is currently the Technical Director for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport F1 team
and supported Lewis Hamilton to win the 2017 Formula One Drivers’ and
Constructors’ Championship in his first year with Mercedes.
Following a three-course meal, James talked to students
about his experiences in Formula One and the behind the scenes success of Lewis
Hamilton’s racing last season. He also spoke about the importance of learning, teamwork
and the value of failing - and learning from mistakes.
The school’s Nightingale Lecture
series is designed to provide its Sixth Form students with the opportunity to
participate in a formal dining experience, hear from an interesting and
charismatic guest speaker and learn to confidently and maturely discuss