Gaza students create Formula1-style car out of recycled parts
Students and their teacher at training centre run by the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees in Gaza have built and tested a Formula 1-style car out of mostly recycled parts.
It took weeks of moulding, sanding and painting the car at the Khan Younis Training Centre to complete the project which is part of this year's prestigious Formula Student competition.
Prof. Ghassab abou Araf, Dean of Khan Younis Training Faculty says they had ordered parts from Italy like other teams but the Israelis refused to allow them to enter Gaza.
"So I travelled to Italy for three weeks to try to bring the parts which until today are kept in the customs because they were returned from Israel to Italy. We don't have new parts and there aren't any parts with the same specifications in Egypt or here in Gaza, that's why we brought locally made ones with almost 90% of the required specifications but we'll lose some points because of that." Duration: 23"
In a few weeks the students hope to travel to the Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom to take part in the contest which is one of Europe's biggest student motorsport.