Supporting F1 in Schools

Proudly Supporting the Withinfields Girls F1 in Primary team - Butterfly Lions!

F1 in Schools is a multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature gas powered balsa wood F1 cars.

I supported the team with sponcorship for there T-Shirts which they designed them selves.

The Challenge

Working in teams where each student is assigned roles. The team prepares a business plan, develops a budget and raises sponsorship. Teams are encouraged to collaborate with Industry and forge business links.

The designer in the team will use 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software to design a Formula One car of the future.

Aerodynamics are analysed for drag coefficiency in a virtual reality wind tunnel using Computational Fluid Dynamics Software (CFD).

Using 3D CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) software, the team evaluates the most efficient machining strategy to make the car. Aerodynamics are tested in wind and smoke tunnels.

The Race

The Race is on, at more than 60kph. Cars race side-by-side along 20-metre straights.

Teams are judged on car speed, as well as supporting evidence of their design, verbal presentation and marketing display stand in ‘‘the pits". Teams compete regionally, nationally and internationally for the Bernie Ecclestone F1 in Schools World Championship trophy.