The British round of the Formula One World Championship may have hosted the stars of F1 and celebrities from TV and films, but Silverstone was also the destination for motor racing champions from F1 in Schools, an inspirational national and international student challenge.
Students from the winning F1 in Schools at the National Finals held in Birmingham earlier this year were given a rare insight into this prestigious and glamorous event, courtesy of Silverstone Circuit and Formula One, including grandstand passes and tours of the VIP area the Formula One paddock. Some of the teams were also lucky enough to visit a team garage.
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Hippos Strike Back, a team from St.Gregory the
Primary school students from
Founder of the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge Andrew Denford commented, The weekend has been a great opportunity for the students to witness Formula One up close. They had unrivalled access to the teams and garages, and spent time talking to some very influential people. The Formula One teams have extended such warm hospitality to the students; we're very grateful for their support and for making it possible for students to gain a unique insight into the reality of Formula One and show how they could apply the skills they've learned in F1 in Schools to a future career in motorsport.
F1 in Schools is a global multi-disciplinary challenge for students aged from 9-18 to use CAD/CAM software to design, analyse, manufacture, test and race their miniature F1 car made from balsa wood and powered by compressed air cylinders. Working in teams of between three and six, the students prepare a business plan, develop a budget and raise sponsorship as well as designing and racing their car. The challenge inspires students to learn about science, maths, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership, teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.
Students from the winning F1 in Schools teams at the National Finals held in Birmingham earlier this year were given a rare insight into this prestigious event, courtesy of Silverstone Circuit and Formula One.
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