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Renowned Formula One designer inspires Ulster University engineers

Ulster University engineering students Brian O Dughaill and Emer Smith inspecting prototype engine parts with Gary Anderson

Renowned Formula One racing car designer and commentator, Gary Anderson, has been inspiring the next generation of engineers during a visit to Ulster University.

Formally the chief mechanic at McLaren, Gary, who is originally from Coleraine, was at Ulster University to take part in the Life Stories series, a series of in-depth interviews that explore the life and achievements of Ulster University's distinguished alumni. 

Ulster University awarded Gary Anderson with an honorary degree in 2014 in recognition of his achievements over 30 years in the motorsport industry. During the visit, Gary also attended Ulster University's Centre for Renewable Energy Engineering to meet with students who got the opportunity to find out more about exciting careers in the motorsports industry.