Formula 1 in Schools
What is F1 in Schools?
F1 in Schools Technology Challenges™ is a competition, open to all secondary schools in the world. Approximately 25 countries participated in 2006. The challenge inspires students to design and manufacture CO2 powered model racing cars. The cars are designed and engineered under strict regulations. Student teams will compete against each other at the World Championship (after winning Regional and National competitions) to determine the best engineered and fastest car in the world.
Why was F1 in Schools introduced?
The F1 in Schools Technology Challenge™ exists to raise the profile of engineering across schools and colleges around the world.CAD/CAM, CNC and VR systems are now common place in the manufacturing industry, which is why it is so important for the engineers and designers of the future to get to grips with it early on. Students using CAD/CAM, CNC and VR software are able to design, test, analyse and manufacture their own creations using the very latest technology.
Primarily, F1 in Schools provides students with an ideal opportunity to experience the very latest developments in manufacturing technology.
Through direct experience of the technology and processes required completing this project, it is hoped that more students will be encouraged to explore and/or pursue a career in the design, engineering and manufacturing industries.