F1 in Schools is privileged to have the support of the Formula One industry and its involvement is extensive. The F1 in Schools World Finals 2010 is supported byLG, a Global Partner and a Technological Partner of Formula 1 since the start of the 2009 season. For this year's event, which takes place in Singapore later this month, race car designer and motorsport pundit, Gary Anderson, will be the Chair of Judges.

 

 

The winners in each of the 17 categories will be presented with trophies provided by many of the current Formula One teams including McLaren, Ferrari, Toro Rosso, Red Bull Racing, Mercedes GP, Lotus Racing, Virgin Racing, Force India F1, Williams F1 and Sauber F1. LG will be presenting a specially commissioned trophy for the LG Moment of the Week award, designed by a former F1 Chief Mechanic, as well as LG PC monitors for each member of the World Finals winning team. The World Champions will be presented with the Bernie Ecclestone World Champions trophy, a beautiful glass sculpture given by Ecclestone to F1 in Schools. The event venue, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, will have a Lotus Racing show car on display.

 

The Finale of the week will be a glittering Awards Celebration at the Conrad Centennial Ballroom which will be hosted by F1 commentator and leading blogger, James Allen and attended by many industry personnel, including F1 senior management and drivers.

 

Anderson has now extended his involvement with this global educational challenge, by taking on the task of leading the judging panel at the F1 in Schools World Finals 2010. With over 30 years experience in motorsport and his race car design expertise, Anderson has all the necessary credentials to oversee the judging process.

 

“I'm keen to have a hands-on role in this F1 in Schools World Finals and to see for myself the quality of work which these students are producing and the efforts that they are all putting into designing and building their own miniature race cars. I'm sure that it will be no different to the real world of Formula One, with teams looking closely at the interpretation of the rules to find any competitive advantage. We just need to make sure they stay within the boundaries that are set!”

 

With 18 countries represented by 26 teams at this year's event, Anderson and his judging colleagues will have an intensive two days, scrutinising all the competitors' entries and ensuring that the competition is judged professionally and accurately.

 

Anderson's judging colleagues are drawn from the national F1 in Schools challenges around the world, with representatives from China, Portugal, USA, UAE, Ireland, South Africa and Canada. The F1 in Schools World Finals judging panel will also welcome Group Captain Brian Edwards from the Australian High Commission in Singapore.

 

The panel includes Roger Valsler and Nanette Strong from City University, London. This university also supports the F1 in Schools World Finals with the World Champions prize, Automotive and Motorsport Engineering scholarships to City University for each member of the winning team.

 

Valsler comments, “City University London is very proud to be associated with F1 in Schools and we are delighted to be able to extend our support to the judging panel. First-hand experience of the entrants abilities, their passion and determination to succeed ensures that we are helping to select the best candidates for receiving our scholarship prize.”

 

“We are very privileged to have the support of the Formula One industry, “says Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman of F1 in Schools. “As we have grown as a global educational initiative the F1 teams, sponsors and personalities have become more involved with us and embraced our goals of promoting engineering as a career and inspiring students to study through the popularity of the sport. We are very grateful for the support that they give us, welcoming students to their garages at races, giving students the opportunity to experience work at their factories and providing us with trophies and merchandise for the award winners.”

 

 

 

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