Luke x F1 in Schools8th Nov
F1 in Schools is a worldwide challenge, which incorporates design and technology in practical application. We are honoured to be part of this scheme for another year running and see young aspiring students from 46 countries compete in designing and manufacturing a scaled miniature formula 1 car.
F1 in Schools challenges students to design, construct and race their miniature Formula 1 model. This year, Malaysia hosted the F1 in Schools World Championship with 50 teams from 27 countries competing in the finals.
Over three days each team was tested and scored on their pit displays and verbal presentations of their models and portfolios. Each team also underwent an engineering judging session as well as an intense knockout track racing session. The teams had to complete a 20-metre track in around one second to give the teams their first taste of competing at the highest level.
The awards ceremony was attended by a variety of key personnel, celebrated the achievements of the F1 in Schools Finalist 2017. Hyperdrive, a team of 15-17-year-old boys from Melbourne, Australia, were presented with the Formula 1 supported World Champions trophy as this year's winners by F1 CEO Chase Carey. In addition, eight students won places at Randstad Williams Engineering academy. All finalists were awarded with a trip to Sepang Circuit for an exclusive pit lane walk and the opportunity to attend 2017 F1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix with VIP treatment for the race day.
Well done to all the teams and countries who took part this year.