On Tuesday 18th June 2019 our members, families and friends were honoured to receive a very professional presentation from students Lewis Fowler, Freddie Bull & George Stonor from our neighbours The Queen Elizabeth Grammar School who make up the Evolve – F1 in Schools team.
The team of local teenagers, who have been working together for three years, are set to compete on the world stage in Abu Dhabi after becoming English champions at the F1 in Schools National Finals. The trio will now take part in the 15th edition of the F1 in Schools World Finals, the pinnacle of this prestigious global education challenge, at the Yas Marina Circuit alongside the season-ending Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which will bring together an anticipated 60 teams from over 25 countries.
L-R George Chandler, Lewis Fowler, Freddie Bull & George Stonor
The event will start on Sunday 24 November, a week before the F1 race, with an opening ceremony and the first of three days of competition. The event will conclude with a glittering Awards Celebration and Dinner, which will be hosted at Yas Marina Circuit on Wednesday 27 November. The Evolve team along with the other World Finalists will then have the opportunity to soak up the Grand Prix meeting over the following four days.
The competition is a multi-disciplined test of skills embracing Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, (STEM), 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. You can see them in action via this link from KMTV, just don’t blink!
At 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. The models are propelled by compressed air along a 20-metre track and the current world record stands at 0.916 seconds, with a speed of 78.6 kph (48.8mph), set by an Australian team at the 2016 World Finals.
After the presentations and an extensive Q&A session everyone had an opportunity to test their reactions on the electronic F1 style starting gantry – to say things got a little competitive would be an understatement.
Where Tomorrows Champions Are Made
Taken from https://www.yasmarinacircuit.com/en/yas-in-schools/