Andrew Denford, F1 in Schools Founder and Chairman, pioneered this competition to engage students in the key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and with the power of the Formula 1 sport, open their eyes to the myriad of career opportunities that STEM offers. From humble beginnings in the UK over the last 18 years the competition has expanded, now operating in 48 countries worldwide.
Andrew says, “F1 in Schools goes from strength to strength, inspiring students to appreciate how much Engineering can offer for an exciting career, opening up many future employment opportunities as well as adding enormous value to a CV.”
He adds, “The World Finals is the culmination of many months and often years of work by the students and the time, passion, energy, devotion that they have for F1 in Schools is just incredible. I’m always very proud to see how the students develop their confidence and skills during the competition. We keep in touch with many of our ‘alumni’ and we now have students in the Formula 1 paddock, working with teams, suppliers and sponsors, who prove just how valuable competing in F1 in Schools can be. I look forward to meeting all this year’s competitors in Singapore and I’m sure it will be a close competition for pole position and the World Champions crown.”
F1 in Schools challenges students to create their own Formula 1 team which is commissioned to design, construct and race the fastest miniature Formula 1 Car of the Future; a 21cm long race car built from the F1 in Schools modelling block and powered by a compressed air cylinder. At the World Finals each team brings along a pit display, their cars and a written portfolio, as well as having prepared a verbal presentation for the judges. Each team will race their car on the Official F1 in Schools track.
The 2018 World Finals is being held from 9th to 12th September with three days of intense competition. After all their hard work the students will be rewarded with a trip to Marina Bay Circuit on Thursday for an exclusive F1 in Schools World Finals 2018 pit lane walk and the opportunity to attend the Grand Prix.
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To watch all the action from the World Finals there will also be a webcast LIVE via the F1 in Schools YouTube Channel.