SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT AWARDS SPECIAL PRIZE TO F1 IN SCHOOLS CHAMPIONS WITH A VISIT TO THE 2007 FORMULA 1™ SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX.

The F1 in Schools Technology Challenge champions from this year's event have been awarded a special prize by Silverstone Circuit, with each team member being given weekend tickets to the 2007 Formula 1™ Santander British Grand Prix at Silverstone on 8 July. 

The Irish National and World Champions, Team FUGA from Coleraine Academical College, Coleraine, Northern Ireland; UK National Champions from Gryphon School, Sherbourne, Dorset, Team Momentus; and the English National Champions from Devonport High School in Devonport, Team Pulse, will be given the chance to experience the thrills and excitement of Formula One racing on home soil, with the opportunity to cheer on local heroes Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, David Coulthard and Anthony Davidson. 

Each of the teams fought off tough competition to take victory, using CAD/CAM software to design, build and test a model CO2-powered balsa wood F1 car of the future. Regional heats brought together the best entries and at an intense two-day final at Autosport International Show in the NEC, Birmingham, where the champions were crowned. The trip to Silverstone for the Formula 1™ British Grand Prix tops off their success earlier this year.  

The F1 in Schools Technology Challenge reaches over 6 million students Worldwide and has expanded to operate in 22 countries around the Globe. 

Andrew Denford, Founder of F1 in Schools said of the prizes, “We're extremely grateful to Silverstone Circuit for their generosity in awarding this extra special weekend away  for the winning National teams. Many of the students develop a love of the sport through their involvement with the F1 in Schools programme and this chance to see the cars up close and study the engineering excellence of the teams is invaluable to them. 

“As a not-for-profit organisation we rely on the support of the motorsport industry to help us to achieve our goal of changing the perceptions of engineering, science and technology by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in these areas. Silverstone Circuit, as the home of the British Grand Prix, is one of the most revered venues and I know that the students will have a fantastic day out at the event.” 

The Formula 1™ British Grand Prix takes place from 6 – 8 July this year and features an action-packed weekend of thrilling racing.  There is plenty to see each day with music, air displays and fairground rides with the ever popular BGP post race party taking place on Sunday evening to round off the event Tickets are selling fast, but can still be purchased at www.silverstone.co.uk or by calling 08704 588300.

SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT AWARDS SPECIAL PRIZE TO F1 IN SCHOOLS CHAMPIONS WITH A VISIT TO THE 2007 FORMULA 1™ SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX....

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