F1 to inspire the next generation ..

of  Britons to embrace science and technology says McLaren Chief

 Today Ron Dennis, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of the McLaren Group, opened the Science Museum’s new exhibition “Fast Forward: 20 Ways F1 is changing our world”.

 In a speech to mark the occasion, Dennis said

 “A wide range of unrelated industries have been beneficiaries of Formula 1TM innovation - and just a few of these are represented here in this showcase of scientific application. But the Fast Forward exhibition at the Science Museum is not merely a chance to reflect on the past and future role of Formula 1TM, or even McLaren, in innovating. The most powerful role to be played is to inspire the next generation of Britons to embrace science, technology and engineering to innovate and provide answers to the challenges of tomorrow.”

This new free exhibition at the Science Museum opens just a few days before the 2009 Formula 1TM season kicks off in Australia. On display will be 20 spin-offs of Formula 1TM technology, many of which have been developed by McLaren Applied Technologies, part of the McLaren Group which Dennis oversees.

Dennis spoke alongside Lord Drayson, Minster of State for Science and Innovation, and Professor Chris Rapley CBE, Director of the Science Museum.

Lord Drayson said:

 "Britain is THE world leader in motor-racing, both as a sport and as an industry.

“This exciting exhibition celebrates the brilliant science and engineering that underpins Britain's success in Formula 1. It’s an exciting showcase of the breakthrough technologies that are on the race track today, and on your road car tomorrow"

Visitor Information

 “Fast Forward: 20 ways F1TM is changing our world” is free exhibition open from 11 March 2009 until Spring 2010.

 The Science Museum is free to visit and open daily from 10.00 to 18.00.

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

Nearest Tube: South Kensington

 Further information: sciencemuseum.org.uk/fastforward