Congratulations to Lara (pictured here with her teammates and F1 star Lando Norris) who was selected to represent the UK in a Formula 1 engineering competition in Abu Dhabi. Among a global field of 52 teams, Lara’s UK team finished in an amazing 3rd place, with only four points separating all three of the top teams.

In addition to achieving third place overall, Lara’s team won the award for Best Research and Development, Best Verbal Presentation, Best Sponsorship and Marketing and were nominated for Best Engineered car.

McLaren acknowledged that the team gained a total score of 100% in the research and development section and were the only team ever to do so in the history of the competition. Such an amazing achievement!  McLaren recognised this momentous achievement by personally hosting the team, which included a tour of the circuit and an introduction to the pits, engineers and crews.

The races were programmed live on TV, with Lara and her teammates becoming very relaxed behind the camera by the time the awards ceremony took place at the finish line of the Yas Marina Grand Prix Circuit.

Congratulations Lara!