These students put in months of hard work as part of their F1 in Schools co-curricular activity which culminated in the team placing 22nd in the world, winning the Best Team Website award and Ji Min Oh securing a place at the Unilever Williams Engineering Academy!
These 6 students have now inspired the next generation of marketers, engineers, designers and entrepreneurs at BIS HCMC to take part in this world-renowned competition. Adopting the Nam Phong Racing brand we now have 7 new Year 12 students racing to the World Finals this November in Abu Dhabi.
The 2019 F1 in Schools World Finals will take place at Yas Marina Circuit, alongside the season-ending Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The team will be competing against 59 teams from over 25 countries.
The competition itself is a multi-disciplined test of skills embracing Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, design and management, with the teams mirroring Formula 1 in real life, designing, testing and racing a miniature F1 car with marketing, sponsorship and brand programmes. They present their work to a panel of judges, with over 45 specialists from industry, Formula 1 and education, evaluating the varying elements within the students’ work.
The core of F1 in Schools is the racing car, an intricate model designed and built to detailed rules and regulations by team members using 3D CAD/CAM software.
Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman of F1 in Schools says, “I know our students are going to have the most amazing time in Abu Dhabi for the World Finals and then to have a chance to go to the Grand Prix, makes it extra special. These are the Formula 1 Engineers, marketers and team managers of the future and they gain so much inspiration from experiencing the occasion first-hand, it will give them memories of a lifetime.”
Formula 1 is a hot topic in Vietnam at the moment. In November, it was confirmed that the latest location for a brand new grand prix in the Formula 1 World Championships was none other than Hanoi. Although this will be the 5th cohort of BIS HCMC students to attend the F1 in Schools World Finals, the upcoming Hanoi Grand Prix in 2020 adds an extra bit of excitement for our team representing Vietnam.
Let’s find out more about our new Nam Phong Racing team consisting of Carl De Liedekerke (Team Manager), Adwaith Nair (Marketing), Cedric Chua (Resources), Yuen Yin Leung (Graphics), Jina Jeon (Design Manufacturer), Tim Ng (Car Designer) and Ashyle George (Manufacturing) to see how they’re feeling about their #RacetoAbuDhabi…