Team VECTORY – F1 in Schools National Finals
F1 in Schools is an internationally recognised competition in which school students around the world design and manufacture miniature Formula One cars, and then race them.
They compete at Regionals, State, National Finals and then international. This competition brings the best out of high school students everywhere and has a huge prize for First Place. Being in a team like this requires dedication as there are many jobs and role descriptions.
Five students from Penrith Christian School have successfully made it through both the Regionals and State finals. The team’s name is VECTORY, winning the Western Sydney division and then coming third in the NSW State Final. The team entered the competition as Junior Professionals due to team members being in Year 9 in 2018. Coming third in the NSW Final meant beating a large number of Senior Professional students across the state.
The competition involves the team running an F1 racing company with each member having their own job and responsibilities.
The F1 in Schools sees students design, make, test and race miniature F1 cars which reach speeds of 80 km/h. In addition to designing a car, teams in the competition must also design a brand complete with a logo, colour scheme and style guide, and a Pit Display. This task is taken on by the team’s graphics designer and marketing manager.
After many hours of work, the team is preparing for the National Competition to be held in Melbourne from Monday 11 - Friday 15 March 2019, competing for a chance to represent Australia at the World Finals.
Team members pictured are front row L-R: Imogen Rogers (Team Leader), Alexander Weeks (Manufacturing Engineer), Paige Foley (Marketing and Resources); back row L-R: Caleb Kraus (Manufacturing Analysis) and Brock Stinson (Design Engineer)
The VECTORY launch is on Friday 8 March 2019 at School Chapel starting at 8.30 am.
Car racing and presentation will be live on YouTube (REA F1 in Schools) from 13 - 15 March 2019.
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Mr Martin Bishop
Head of Innovation and Technology