How to Build a Racing Car

By Fran Scott

Illustrated by Paul Boston

Build your own moving race car from household objects in this step-by-step guide based on the science behind Formula One.

Take your place at the starting gate and fire up your engine: it’s time to build your very own racing car! Join presenter and maker Fran Scott for a crash course in racing engineering, then use your new-found skills to build your own awesome air-powered machine using household objects. From the chassis to the engine, discover the science behind Formula One in this perfect project for budding young engineers. So what are you waiting for? 3, 2, 1 … let’s race!

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 7+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406390254
  • Published: 04 May 2023
  • Price: £14.99
  • Size: 270 x 230 mm
  • Pages: 64

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Customer reviews


'With easy to follow instructions, encouragement and clear, colourful illustrations, young readers should have no problem creating their car, one step at a time.' How it Works

'A great STEM book for any budding F1 driver or engineer.' Read for Good

'A humorous and brilliant approach to problem solving […] Indeed, the reassuring message peppered among all the fascinating facts and activities is that mistakes are a brilliant opportunity to experience what being an engineer is all about.' Book Corner

'The hands-on activities and interactive approach make this an interesting way to learn about a range of STEM areas and to provide a learning experience. […] Cleverly written and beautifully illustrated, this book will provide hours of fun.' Reading Matters Guide 2023

'Featured in the Bookseller's children's previews for May 2023' the Bookseller

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