Pupils build the ultimate F1 car of the future
TWO dozen teams will compete in the 2015 Formula One Schools Challenge.
Each team will put their skills to the test as they design the ultimate F1 car of the future.
The challenge is open to Grade 9 to 11 pupils around the world, who must design, build and race miniature compressed air-powered balsa wood F1 cars.
Local pupil teams will compete against each other in a specially designed 20-metre test track at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on June 13 and 14.
Each team of between three and six pupils will create a “pit” display — showcasing their work in developing their race car, along with a verbal and written presentation for the judges.
Design will play a critical role in the success of the teams — both in the design of the car itself, as well as the people involved in bringing that design from the initial idea right through to the starting grid.
The Challenge, in its 14th year, was introduced to the United Kingdom in 2000 and since this time has expanded to over 40 countries, reaching over 20 million pupils taking part around the globe. — WR.
THE COMPETING SCHOOLS ARE:
Brettonwood High School, Carter High School, Clifton College, Crawford College, Durban Girls’ College, Eden College, George Campbell Technical School, Grantleigh School, Inkosi Umdibaniso Comprehensive High School, Ixopo High School, Meadowlands School, Protec Ink, Protec Tongaat, Sivananda Technical School and Umlazi Comtech