Thursday, 4th May 2017
YOUNG race engineers have put themselves in pole position after qualifying for a global Formula 1 event
YOUNG race engineers have put themselves in pole position after qualifying for a global Formula 1 event.
Every year, 22 million students aged 13-19 from 22,000 schools in 43 countries take part in the prestigious F1 in Schools contest.
For the first time ever in the 17-year history of the competition,
They were also marked on their pit display, design portfolio, engineering skills and the performance of the CO2-powered race car, which posted a 1.132 second college record sprint time for the 20m run.
Students spent hours of their own time designing and constructing the model car using computer aided design and 3D printing.
In a major innovation they designed nostrils in the nose of the race car to create lift and reduce drag on the wheels to increase speed.
Students now have to find sponsors to help raise the £16,000 needed to travel to
Lucy said: “The whole experience has been life-changing and we are all now going to pursue careers that have been inspired by the competition.
“We are also planning to develop our car further and are just so excited about the prospect of competing in
Emmanuel College Principal Matt Waterfield added: “The whole school is incredibly proud of the team’s achievements which set the best possible example to all of our students and show what can be achieved with passion, commitment and hard work.”