The Bloodhound Project Andy Green's Diary

Andy Green's Diary

Every month, driver Andy Green writes his diary page bringing the project up to date from his perspective, and looking forward to what is planned next on the way to breaking the World Land Speed Record


Andy Green's diary

Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

 written by Ron Ayers (as Andy is away supporting RAF air operations abroad).


July was another fantastically busy month for the Team and it kicked off with The Goodwood Festival of Speed. This was our third appearance at this unique and massively popular event. We had on display, for the first time, our full rocket propulsion system consisting of a gleaming oxidizer tank, fuel pump, Cosworth CA2010 F1 engine and, of course, Daniel Jubb's mighty hybrid rocket.

Tuesday, 21 June, 2011

It’s all in the Timing

Monday, 16 May, 2011

It’s been another exciting month for Project BLOODHOUND, as we solve a few more of the problems on the way to 1000 mph.  We released another key part of the Project of the public – the ‘Genome’ of the BLOODHOUND SSC, in

Friday, 29 April, 2011

The refinement of BLOODHOUND SSC’s design continues.  We are still working on the final stability balance for the Car, looking for the so-called ‘positive yaw static margin’.  In other words, we need to have the aerodynamic centre behind the centre of gravity, so that – just like a dart – the fi

Wednesday, 23 March, 2011

With the chassis now in manufacture, there are a lot of design details that we need to sort out in the next few months.  The most urgent of these is increasing the ‘yaw static margin’.  What’s that when it’s at home?  In very simple terms, it’s making sure that the fin is big enough to keep the

Thursday, 24 February, 2011

I flew out to Daytona, Florida for the weekend, to act as the ‘Grand Marshal’ for the Rolex Daytona 24 hr race.  The amazing thing was the Americans’ response to BLOODHOUND.  Everyone out there seemed to know about it and were dying to know more.  It even made the racing drivers stop and think w

Monday, 17 January, 2011

A Happy New Year to you all.  I don’t know about you, but we’re excited by what the next few months will bring.  After nearly 4 years of planning, research and design, we’re starting to build the world’s first 1000 mph Car. 

Thursday, 9 December, 2010

The engineering team remains hugely busy with the detailed design of the Car.  We are still on course to start manufacturing the chassis next month, so there’s a real buzz in the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre down in Bristol. 

Tuesday, 9 November, 2010

The end of the year is getting closer and work continues flat-out to finish the chassis design, before manufacture starts in the New Year. 

Friday, 8 October, 2010

The Pressure Mounts

Wednesday, 15 September, 2010


August is normally a really quiet month, where nothing happens because everyone is on holiday.  So why are we still so busy, with several commercial deals being discussed last month?  I don’t know, but it’s a nice problem to have – we must be doing something right.

Friday, 6 August, 2010

July has been a fantastically busy month for us, with major public shows every weekend.  The whole team is exhausted, but still buzzing – it is incredibly stimulating to meet thousands of people who are genuinely excited about the world’s first 1000 mph Car.