The Design Brief


You are the design team commissioned to research, design, manufacture, test, promote and race the fastest car possible, driven by compact compressed air. In order to enter the championship, you should form a team of four students and allocate each team member a job role within your group. Ideally, one role should be allocated to each person,

Each team must contain between 3-6 team members. The following job roles should either be covered by each team members or your team as a whole:

Team Manager (maximum 1 person) - responsible for managing the team, ensuring that the primary and back up cars are ready for the finals. The team manager works closely with all members of the team, offering assistance where necessary including promotion, marketing, manufacturing and sponsorship.
Manufacturing Engineer - responsible for advising team members on the manufacture of the car and the constraints of the machining process. Manufacturing engineers will need to liaise with the design engineers to report and help solve any problems with the construction of the car.
Design Engineer - responsible for the styling and aerodynamic performance of the car design. The design engineers will need to liaise with the manufacturing engineers to ensure their ideas can be realised.
Graphic Designer - responsible for producing the colour schemes applied to the vehicle, including any special sponsorship decals, together with the final graphic renderings and any additional marketing material. The graphic designer will liaise with the design engineer to ensure any schemes will fit the shape of the vehicle.

There are so many tasks that must be mastered, in order to design, manufacture, prepare and finally enter a car for racing, teamwork will be vital to your success. A real Jaguar Racing team succeeds because all the people learn to work together and support each other. Remember, no one person is more important than other members in the team.