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F1 UK Finals

Luke at the F1 in Schools UK National Finals

23rd Mar

The Formula 1 in Schools Technology Challenge, an exciting international competition, took place this month. The students were tasked with designing, building, testing and racing a miniature F1 car. Their entries were then judged based on a variety of factors. The UK Finals took place at the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair in which the participating teams gave verbal and pit presentations, as well as their cars being tested on the customised F1 in Schools track. This event, a part of Engineering in Motion, was attended by Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Last years winners of Robert May’s School also attended to support the younger team from their school. Prince Andrew surprised the team, chatting to them about their success as a result of the competition and its value for their future.

The UK Finals saw a student team from Hampshire, Evolution 1, take the crown as the UK National Champions. They now prepare to head to Singapore to compete in the F1 in Schools World Final, which will be held at the same time as the Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Circuit.

We at Luke are honoured to part of this fantastic project and proud to be supporting the future design talent this country has to offer.

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