Designs on F1 car racing - F1 in schools STEM challenge

F1 in Schools at the Yorkshire Motorsport Festival

Over in the Palmer Foundation Engineering Village, we’ll be running F1 in Schools workshops to inspire young people between 11 and 19 to try their hand at designing an F1 car using CAD/CAM design tools.

F1 in Schools is an international STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) competition for school children (aged 11–19) which applies a number of science and technology subjects to the design of miniature F1 cars in a timed race along a 20m long two-lane track.

The challenge brings together groups of 3–6 students who are tasked with the challenge  to design and manufacture a miniature car out of the official F1 Model Block using CAD/CAM design tools. Each car is powered by CO2 cartridges attached to a track by a nylon wire. 

The design of each car has to follow a series of guidelines to ensure compatibility with the F1 racing standards, just like the real thing.

F1 in Schools started in 1999 and is an annual challenge that now takes place in over 40 countries.  So why not try your hand at this exciting challenge while you’re at the Festival.


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