Day 3 was a particularly busy day for Design Engineer Victoria Fethke and Manufacturing Engineer Jimin Oh as they led the team through the engineering judging and scrutineering review to see if their car had met all the regulations. The team also had an Autodesk session, verbal presentation and their very first race on the F1 in Schools track! The team were pitted against Drive, a student team from Wales. Tensions were high but Nam Phong Racing came out on top and won all 4 of their races!
The next day the team had their second race against a team from Germany; Polaris. Unfortunately, the reaction time of the German team was just too quick for Nam Phong Racing. This day of the competition also saw the team undergo enterprise judging. A core element of the F1 in Schools challenge is to raise sponsorship using key marketing and business development strategies. The judges were extremely impressed with many elements of the team’s enterprise portfolio and commended them on their approach to raising awareness of F1 and F1 in Schools in Vietnam.
Day 5 saw the team do a live interview with F1 commentator Crofty. They had a minute to introduce and explain their pit display and even managed to get Crofty doing the iconic Nam Phong Pose.
This was also an exciting day for Year 13 student Jimin Oh as she attended the Unilever Williams Engineering Academy Assessment. The Unilever Williams Engineering Academy is designed to identify young and talented engineers. This educational programme was open to all participants at the F1 in Schools World Finals with only 9 being chosen to be part of the academy. Our congratulations go to Ji Min Oh who secured a place in the academy, offering her a head start in this competitive job market.