F1 in Schools is a global, multi-disciplinary competition, open to all secondary schools, that challenges secondary school students to design, build and race miniature compressed air powered balsa wood/Polymer resin Formula 1 cars of the future. Student teams will compete against each other in a National Championship to determine the best-engineered and fastest car in Ireland.
Competitors will have an exciting educational experience, expressing their creativity, skills and team-working ability in a fun and positive way.
The F1 in Schools Technology Challenge is part of an international competition with Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone as patron.
The main objective of the competition is to raise the profile of technology, engineering and science across our secondary schools and by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for students to develop an informed view of careers in these areas.
Imagine building a 1/20th-scale F1 racing car capable of travelling at over 110km/hr – using advanced 3D design software, automated manufacturing technology ... and some bright ideas from you and your team mates.
F1 in Schools is a unique technology challenge that enables second-level students to get their hands on the latest technology from the worlds of technology, engineering and manufacturing
Hurricane Racing competed in the Irish National Finals in the RDS recently and came away with four trophies. They won an award for Best use of ICT & CAD, fastest F1-Type car, Senior cycle winners, and also, National Finals winners!
This means that they are the best team in Ireland and will now represent their town and country at the F1 in Schools World Finals in Austin, Texas, later this year.