Ive spoken to a contact at work about a possible trip for some members to the factory. This is a chance in a lifetime as the factory is strictly open to invited visitors only.
Let me make this clear before i start that at this present moment we are not going. However to support our application to goto the factory i need possible number of people that would like to go.
Enstone is the home of the Renault F1 team and everything apart from the engine is constructed by hand at the factory. I myself have been to the factory before and you get to see a hell of alot of things. This included when i went there.....
* Design Studio
* Carbon fibre fabrication area
* Making the moulds for the parts out of resin (This bit is crazy!!)
* Parts workshop.
* Car construction area
* Electronics Design and testing area
* Wind Tunnel
* When I was there we also got to see the portable housing lorry where the team works from.
Let me state some things that i can tell you for sure IF we get the ok to make the booking.
* There will be a STRICT MAXIMUM of 12 places available for the tour.
* There would be a fee of appx £50 +/- for those who do attend.
* We will only have 1 visit on 1 day. This will be a weekday only
* The visit would last an afternoon 3 hours +/- appx
* We would need to make a list of possible dates to propose to the factory for the visit.
* If we are allowed to make a booking then the date could be anytime in the next 12 months!
In addition to posting yes/no please can you post some serious reasons justifying our wanting to go and how going there will help renault's image.
PLEASE KEEP THIS THREAD SERIOUS AS IT MAY BE USED TO AID OUR APPLICATION.
More info can be found here about the enstone site.
ok I think it would be interesting as my family background as well as all having been in the military, have worked in various engineering industries, such as F1, fighter jets, and Nuclear submarines so as you can understand I will continue to have a passion in this area!!!
Count me in, it will be nice to meet the only people who can drive faster than me, and they are limited to 70 on the road!!!
The Black Rat can go a lot faster legally!! (obviously when on a job!) :lol:
this would be good for renault uk too, think of the press that it would give them for the launch of there new F1 model..might even get in a few advance orders :wink: :wink: not from me tho, cause i'd be castrated if i even mentioned changing just yet :lol:
They only need to review the forums to understand that they'd be entertaining the biggest Renaultsport advocates around. I reckon we must have helped to sell a bunch of cars on Renault's behalf, so partly a reward for dedicated punters and also partly an investment that will pay back in more Renaultsport recommendations.
Yes, I would like to be able to visit the facilities because the chances of me getting a job there are very low. I am an Automotive Engineering student so I think it could be a good LEARNING opportunity.
I shall let Press know that we have the numbers if needed....Im gonna suggest that they look to supply dates to us but ideally either before the season or during the european leg of the season....this way there is a better chance of seeing more things.
When i went it was 1 week before the season started in australia so we got to see them constructing the car