F1 in Schools

F1 in Schools is F1 in Schools is an international STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) competition for school children (aged 11–16), in which groups of 3–6 students have to design and manufacture a miniature car out of the official F1 Model Block using CAD/CAM design tools. The cars are powered by CO2 cartridges and travel a 20m track in approx 1 second, which is an average speed of 50mph.

The competition is not just about designing a car, however, as it aims to replicate all the functions of a real F1 team including, marketing, project management and finding sponsors.

This year there are teams from 46 countries competing at the world finals for the honour of winning the Bernie Ecclestone Trophy