The challenge inspires learners to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and to apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.
Learners use computer aided design (CAD) software, data analysis using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and drag calculation software, computer numerical control (CNC) machinery to manufacture the car, and wind and smoke tunnels for testing. The challenge culminates in racing the cars on the 20-metre-long F1 in Schools Technology Challenge race track to see who has designed and manufactured the fastest car. For those who wish to take the challenge further, there are opportunities for regional, national and international competitions.
Country: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Other
Coordinator: F1 in Schools Ltd, https://www.f1inschools.com/contact.html
Target groups: college students, education authorities, general public, industry, parents, policy makers, primary school students, teachers, trainee teachers, vocational school students, youth clubs
Topic: Applied sciences, Computer science, Engineering, Gender in STEM, Information technology, Materials science, Maths, Physics, Software engineering, Technology, Education, Other
Start year: 2012
End year: 2023
Contact person: Dimitrios Polymatidis, f1inschoolsgreece (at) gmail.com