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Has YOUR team got what it takes?`
Have you got the makings of an F1 team?
Can your team develop a plan that demonstrates...
What is F1 in Schools?
 International competition for secondary school students
 Design, manufacture and race a model Fo...
 You are the Formula One Team
commissioned to design, construct and
race the fastest Formula One Car of the Future, drive...
 Your car design is then
manufactured by 3rd level out of
very light wood
 Race your car against other
schools/teams.
Th...
The challenge, should you choose to accept it!
01 / PLAN Develop a plan with initial ideas that explains why your team sho...
 There are 2 levels of entry:
◦ Junior Cycle
 D-Type car design
◦ Senior Cycle
 Formula One™ car design
What are the ca...
 Each team must have between three and six students
 Each school can enter as many teams as they wish, for the
Qualifyin...
Whats involved:
 Racing & speed of car – 1/3 of marks!
 Verbal presentation
 Portfolio
 Display
 Website
What's the racing like?
Cars race on 20 meter straights.
Compressed air canister in the back of the
car is pierced by th...
The Prizes
Opportunity to represent Ireland at F1 in Schools World Finals at a different
location each year
Overall winner...
 “Possibly the coolest school project I’ve ever heard of” Aidan Power,
TTV, RTE2
 “It was great craic. Everyone should t...
For more information visit:
www.F1inSchools.ie
Or any questions email f1@ics.ie
The best way to explain F1 in Schools is t...
F1 in Schools 2015-16: Has your school got what it takes?
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F1 in Schools 2015-16: Has your school got what it takes?

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Win trophies and prizes, express your creativity, skills and teamworking ability – and represent Ireland in international competition.

The F1 in Schools Technology Challenge is open to all secondary schools. Student teams compete against each other in Regional and National Finals.

The F1 in Schools Technology Challenge is part of an international competition with Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone as patron.

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F1 in Schools 2015-16: Has your school got what it takes?

  1. 1. Has YOUR team got what it takes?` Have you got the makings of an F1 team? Can your team develop a plan that demonstrates why they should qualify for the manufacturing and Regional Final stage? Can they finish and test a model to the limit to create the fastest compressed air-powered car possible? Can they work together to develop a brand identity for their car and promote their project with a portfolio that demonstrates why their car is so special? Can your team take that car to the F1 in Schools Regional, National or even International Finals and bring home one of the fantastic prizes that are on offer?
  2. 2. What is F1 in Schools?  International competition for secondary school students  Design, manufacture and race a model Formula 1 car powered by compressed air canisters and made of balsa wood.  Student teams compete in a Qualifying Stage, Regional, National and International competitions  Exciting educational experience  Opportunity to express your creativity, skills and team-working ability in a fun and positive way.
  3. 3.  You are the Formula One Team commissioned to design, construct and race the fastest Formula One Car of the Future, driven by compressed air powerplants.  Use 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software to design your car. The Challenge
  4. 4.  Your car design is then manufactured by 3rd level out of very light wood  Race your car against other schools/teams. The Challenge
  5. 5. The challenge, should you choose to accept it! 01 / PLAN Develop a plan with initial ideas that explains why your team should be selected to have your car manufactured. If your bid is accepted, proceed to stage 2. 02 / DESIGN Using 3D CAD software design a Formula One™ car of the future. 03 / ANALYSE Analyse your design and aerodynamics for drag coefficiency in a virtual reality wind tunnel using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). 04 / MAKE Submit your design to your twinned 3rd level college to have your car manufactured using 3D CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) software 05 / FINISH Kit your car out in a high quality paint finish, including your team colours, logo, sponsorship and graphics. 06 / RACE Race at regional/national/international level testing the speed and engineering quality of your model F1 car .
  6. 6.  There are 2 levels of entry: ◦ Junior Cycle  D-Type car design ◦ Senior Cycle  Formula One™ car design What are the categories? D-Type
  7. 7.  Each team must have between three and six students  Each school can enter as many teams as they wish, for the Qualifying Stage (five page plan) but only a maximum of two from each category (Junior or Senior Cycle) will progress through to the Regional Final stage.  Each team member should be assigned one or more of the following roles: How are teams organised? Team Manager Manufacturing Engineer Resources Manager Design Engineer Graphic Designer Marketing & Communications Manager
  8. 8. Whats involved:  Racing & speed of car – 1/3 of marks!  Verbal presentation  Portfolio  Display  Website
  9. 9. What's the racing like? Cars race on 20 meter straights. Compressed air canister in the back of the car is pierced by the starting system and this propels your car down the track. Cars race at scale speeds of 350km/hr!!!
  10. 10. The Prizes Opportunity to represent Ireland at F1 in Schools World Finals at a different location each year Overall winners receive €2,000 for their school And much more!
  11. 11.  “Possibly the coolest school project I’ve ever heard of” Aidan Power, TTV, RTE2  “It was great craic. Everyone should try it!” Holly Fennelly, Team Veloce, Carlow Vocational School, Co. Carlow  “Learning the skills, seeing the car, which we put so much work into, glide down the track…It is an exciting and innovative competition!” Nathan Dunne, Team Blink, St Ailbe’s School, Tipperary  “The best bit was racing the lads…and beating them!” Team Purple Fire, Mount St. Michael, Claremorris, Co. Mayo Quotes
  12. 12. For more information visit: www.F1inSchools.ie Or any questions email f1@ics.ie The best way to explain F1 in Schools is to see it in action so visit the Gallery section of www.F1inSchools.ie . How do I find out more?

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