Could look at using a wind tunnel to try out Aero Dynamic ideas. More info on WindTunnels.
Could get some Aero Dynamic virtual wind tunnel software to try out ideas. I have seen some software for schools, it costs £250.00 see WindTunnels. This software will take the output of the schools computers CAD package and run the boys model in a virtual windtunel.
Create our own simple wind tunnel for models. More info on WindTunnels.
This could be a simple web based program that would allow team members to play with things like pit-stop times, aerodynamic factors, gearing etc and see what difference they make.
(I will have a go at this TerryBarnaby)
I have done some initial work on this and put the current info on the GreenSim page.
We could get the boys to workout the actual AirDragCoefficient and RollingDragCoeficients for the cars. Some possible ways to do this:
The RollingDragCoeficient should then be: RollingDragCoeficient = Force / (Mass * 9.8).
Develop a simple car computor to measue and display car information. Mainly used to calculate battery condition and current drain. This could be adaptable so the teams could use some common components and implement the systems as they would like for their own cars.