62 student teams set to compete at Lenovo F1 in Schools UK National Finals 2022/23
School student teams from around the UK are set to compete at the Lenovo F1 in Schools UK National Finals 2022/23. The Autosport International Show at NEC, Birmingham will host this prestigious event with secondary school students competing on 12 and 13 January, and Primary school pupils racing on 14 January.
The Lenovo F1 in Schools UK National Finals draws together successful teams from regional finals and the cream of young engineering, entrepreneurial and creative talents will compete for the F1 in Schools UK National Champions title. Success in the National Finals brings with it the chance to compete at the F1 in Schools World Finals, which will be held later this year alongside an international Formula 1 Grand Prix. The younger students will be aiming to become the F1 in Schools Primary Class National Champions.
A 20-metre official F1 in Schools race track will be the focus of the racing action, with National Finals teams racing their miniature Formula 1 cars along the track in the blink of an eye, at around one second. Surrounding the track will be the ‘pit’ of each team, showcasing their work to design and manufacture the scale-model racing cars. In addition, teams will have engineering, portfolio, verbal presentation, project management and pit display judging sessions.
Visitors to Autosport International will be able to watch the racing, tour the pits and find out more about the competition from the students. F1 in Schools will also be showcasing its Primary School challenge throughout the show days with younger visitors able to have a go at making their own Formula 1 car and racing on the specially designed track, a highly interactive STEM learning tool.
As Title Sponsor Lenovo is providing support for F1 in Schools and working with the leading STEM education programme to expand its schools network and showcase the Lenovo education products to the schools involved in the F1 in Schools programme.
Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman, F1 in Schools, comments: “We’re looking forward to students competing in a live event again at the National Finals and crowning our new F1 in Schools and Primary Class UK champions. We’re also very proud to have Lenovo partnering with us for our UK programme, it’s an exciting time for us with Lenovo bringing us the opportunity to develop our profile in the UK and help us to deliver the programme into more UK schools.”
The F1 in Schools National Finals take place with the assistance of a host of partners and supporters. F1 in Schools thanks Lenovo, Denford, Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Autodesk, Department for Education, UCL Mechanical Engineering, FIA Girls on Track/Motorsport UK, City University London, FIA Women in Motorsport, and Formula Student.