F1 In Schools World Champions 2015
Union Racing International, an F1 In Schools collaboration team representing Germany and USA, made history when they were crowned F1 In Schools World Champions 2015, the first time that a collaboration team has achieved the ultimate accolade of this global education initiative. The team also put their name in the record books when they broke the track record, taking it under one second for the first time, with their car recording a time of 0.959 seconds in its fastest race.
We are proud to sponsor this prestigious event, which aims to help change perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in engineering, Formula One, science, marketing and technology.
F1 In Schools challenges students to create their own Formula One team which is commissioned to design, construct and race the fastest miniature Formula One car of the future; a 21cm long scale model built from a modelling block and powered by a compressed air cylinder.
Each team of between three and six students creates a 'pit' display and showcases their work in developing their race car. At the World Finals each team brings along presentation for the judges. The cars race on a 20 metre track, with the cars covering the distance in just around one second.
To find out more about the challenge, visit http://www.f1inschools.co.uk/