media/page_content/Exeter winners website photo.jpgTeam Velocity from The Gryphon School in Sherborne took a dominating victory at the South West England Regional Finals of the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge held at Exeter University. The team scooped four awards at the event including the 14-19 age category, the Sponsorship and Marketing Award, the Fastest R-type car award and the Overall Winners crown at the regional event. The team has earned their place to race in the UK National Finals to be held at Autosport International Show in January next year.

 

The aspiring F1 engineers, created a miniature Formula One car, which they raced along a 20 metre track against competitors from across the region. A time of 1.195 seconds secured the team victory in the race to be fastest R-type team of the day. Team Velocity for the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge consisted of Scott Bugler, Charles Douch, David House, and Andrew Millward.

 

The Dorset region also had racing success from the Blandford School, who secured victory with their D-type car, with a time of 1.134 seconds. The team named Mouse, consisted of Jonathon Hannam, Toby Hannam and Dominic Pike.

 

Several schools from Somerset had racing success, the Memphis team from St Dustan's School in Glastonbury won the 11-14 age category at the event and have earned their place to race in the UK National Finals. Their team for the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge consisted of Lucy Corfield, Jessica Betts, Jason Biddlecombe, Bethany-May Howard, Thomas O'grady and Oisin O'leary Crawford.

 

The Priory Community School, from Weston-Super-Mare with their team the Priory Flames and Flumes, won the Innovative Thinking Award at the event, after impressing the judges with the creation of a wind tunnel to test their car. Also from the Somerset region was the F1 Explosion team from Ladymead School in Taunton who won the award for the Best Team Identity.

 

The Ace Racer team from Devonport High School in Plymouth won the award for Best Engineered Car, sponsored by Jaguar, after impressing the judges with the high attention to detail that went into the engineering their car. The Ace Racer team for the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge consisted of Matthew George, Ralph Arscott, Tom Flynn, Alex Hansford and Christopher Madar.

 

Team Pulse also originate from Devonport High School in Plymouth and were crowned World Champions this year at the Sepang Grand Prix in Malaysia. The team made a welcome return to the South West Regional Finals to give an inspiring talk to the students, detailing their triumph and the exciting experiences they've had since entering the competition.

 

Team Velocity from The Gryphon School in Sherborne took a dominating victory at the South West England Regional Finals held yesterday at Exeter University. The team scooped four at awards at the event including the 14-19 age category...

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