Emmanuel College, Gateshead, were top of the class at the North East England F1 in SchoolsRegional Final.

The team, Unity, won the Best Engineered Car Award and the Fastest Car Award, with the team’s car racing on the F1 in Schools 20 metre test track in a time of 1.209 seconds as well as the overall regional title at the event held at Nissan in Sunderland,

Unity, comprises team members Samuel Chapman, Morgan Lisk, Lucy Brooks, Aaron Morris and Michael Farrell. Aaron, Graphic Designer for the team said of winning, “During the awards ceremony we were quite disappointed, to say the least, as we hadn’t been announced as third or second placed winners and thought that we weren’t on the podium, so we were quite surprised to be the overall winners. I think it was the time we put into the competition and working together that helped us win. We’ll look at making some improvements for the National Finals, including working on reducing the friction on the wheels, a LERS device, our pit display and our portfolio.”


Full list of Winners:

Unity, Emmanuel College, Gateshead

First place, F1 Class,

Best Engineered F1 Class Car Award

Fastest F1 Class car Award (1.209 seconds)


Technically Viral, St Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive, Peterlee

Second place, F1 Class, Best Research and Development Award


Tachyon, Royal Grammar School, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Third place, F1 Class,


United, Kenton School, Newcastle Upon Tyne

First place F1 Rookie Class,


Invictus, Valley Gardens Middle School, Whitley Bay

Second place F1 Rookie Class, Innovative Thinking Award


Fenice Racing, Royal Grammar School, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Team Sponsorship & Marketing Award        


Impact, Valley Gardens Middle School, Whitley Bay

Team Identity Award


Magma Ignition, Kenton School, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Best Engineered Rookie Class Car Award,


Ace & O Racing, Ste Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive, Peterlee

Third place F1 Rookie Class, Fastest F1 Car Rookie Class (1.231 seconds)


Nitro Ninjas, Norman Street Primary School, Carlisle

Judges Discretionary Award  


I&I, St Anthony’s Girls Catholic School, Sunderland

Team Spirit Award

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