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McLaren F1 Backs Automotive Skills Finalists

  • On November 16, 2012

McLaren F1 has shown their support for the UK’s top young automotive technicians by inviting the winners of the 2012 Skillauto competition to visit McLaren’s Technology centre in Surrey. The Skillauto competition, organised by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), is the national competition which seeks to find the best young technicians in the fields of mechanical repair, car body repair and car painting through a knockout competition.

The support from McLaren comes on the back of the announcement of the 18 finalists, who will compete to become national champions in their field of expertise at the UK Skills Show on the 15-17th November at the Birmingham NEC. The 18 finalists have fought off 1,200 competitors to reach this stage and are expected to go on to become industry leaders in their field; representing technicians with the level of potential required to go on to work for teams such as McLaren F1.

During the first two days of the Skill Show, competitors will demonstrate skills required in the three automotive disciplines in front of a live audience, with McLaren joining companies such as Würth, Morelli, SATA and manufacturers including BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and KIA in supporting the Skillauto event.

McLaren will also be onsite for the final, undertaking a Pit Stop Challenge on one of the team’s Formula 1 cars on the third day of the event, ensuring the Skillauto competition will take centre stage at the national Skills Show.

For more information on how you can get involved or attend the UK Skills Show competition at the Birmingham NEC visit: