New F1 college to open: is this the coolest school ever?

Alex Goy

Instead of the roar of highly-tuned engines, Silverstone circuit could soon be echoing to the chimes of school bells as a new college is set to make its home there.

Northampton University and Tresham College are teaming up to open one of the first wave of University Technical Colleges (UTC) at the home of British motorsport. Why there? Because this particular UTC is going to teach its students Formula One mechanics.