What caused Austin Healy, world class racing driver, to suddenly lose control of his car during the Donnington Cup race, with fatal results? Conditions were good, visibility was perfect, and there were no other cars close to him, yet he unexpectedly spun his car and crashed into the barrier with such force that he lost a wheel, and was killed on impact. Was this simple driver error, or did something happen in the pit which compromised his car and cost him the race, and his life?
Who took out an insurance policy on Austin shortly before the race?
Why was there a stand in member in the pit team that day?
Why is Austin’s main rival so desperate for a win?
What were Austin and his girlfriend arguing about before the race?
Who was the stranger glimpsed hanging around the pit garage?
The answer to these, and other questions, will help you uncover the truth and solve this mystery.
Do you have what it takes to solve the Death Comes to Donnington Case?
A Whole Term’s Work
Each Sleuth IT game comes with a term’s worth of resource materials for the teacher and student. A Teacher’s Guide and Student Journal (together with additional project files and templates) scaffold the lessons and projects on an episode by episode basis. Sleuth IT is designed to be used in class and working from home.
In game footage and exemplar material from the student journal are shown below.