ABERDEEN, KILMARNOCK AND PAISLEY SCHOOLS WIN THROUGH TO NATIONAL F1 IN SCHOOLS FINAL

Four schools shared the honours at the Scottish Regional Finals of the 2012 F1 in Schools™ Formula One Technology Challenge, held at Adam Smith College, Kirkcaldy.  Aberdeen Grammar School, Kilmarnock Academy, and Gleniffer High School, Paisley won the F1 Class, Bloodhound Class and Best Rookie Team Awards to go through to the National Finals. Collecting the most awards, but just missing out on a trip to Birmingham was St Mungo's High School, Falkirk who took the Fastest F1 Class Award with Roadrage racing to victory in a time of 1.255 seconds and this team collecting the Innovative Thinking Award. A sister team, Dynamite, took the Best Team Identity Award. 

Aeroflux 2.0, the team from Aberdeen Grammar School, were the winners of the Formula One class and showed their superiority by also winning the Best Engineered Car and Best sponsorship and Marketing Awards. In the Bloodhound SSC category Overdrive from Kilmarnock Academy took the top honours, as well as having the Fastest Bloodhound Car, with their model car racing down the special track with a time of 0.721 seconds, to take this award as well. Newcomers to F1 in Schools, Pegasus, from Gleniffer High School, put up a strong fight to take the Best Rookie Team award, as well as being presented with the Perseverance in Adversity award.

Full list of winners:

1st Place Formula One

Aeroflux 2.0, Aberdeen Grammar School

1st Place Bloodhound

Overdrive, Kilmarnock Academy

Best Rookie Team

Pegasus, Gleniffer High School, Paisley

Innovative Thinking Award

Roadrage, St. Mungo's High School, Falkirk

Best Engineered Car

Aeroflux 2.0, Aberdeen Grammar School

Fastest Bloodhound Car

Overdrive, Kilmarnock Academy

Fastest F1 Car

Road Rage, St Mungo's High School, Falkirk,

Best Team Identity

Dynamite, St Mungo's High School, Falkirk

Best Sponsorship and Marketing

Aeroflux 2.0, Aberdeen Grammar School

Perseverance in adversity

Pegasus, Gleniffer High School

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