School children from all over the world represented their country at the first ever International Final of the Jaguar F1 in Schools Challenge, sponsored by BAE Systems, Denford, Jaguar & PITSCO.

All participants were tasked with designing model Formula 1 cars, using CAD/CAM technology, and powered by carbon dioxide. The cars achieved speeds of up to 80mph! All teams were judged on aesthetics, speed of the car, engineering process and a presentation.

Richard Hamer, Education Partnerships Director for BAE Systems, who attended the event said "A key objective for BAE Systems is to encourage engineering amongst young people. The standard and quality of the teams' designs is a measure of the success of the F1 Challenge in achieving this objective. They've all worked extremely hard and deserve many congratulations."

The event was attended by leading industry figures from BAE Systems, Jaguar Racing and Denford amongst others.

F1 in Schools is an initiative aimed at increasing the profile of engineering amongst school pupils. Mike Beasley CBE, Patron of F1 in Schools commented "The challenge is a fantastic opportunity for young people to experience the excitement of the engineering industry, it really helps students to make an informed choice about their future."

School children from all over the world represented their country at the first ever International Final of the Jaguar F1 in Schools Challenge, sponsored by BAE Systems, Denford, Jaguar & PITSCO....

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