2023 F1 in Schools National Finals

Following on from our success in 2022 a new wave of F1 in Schools teams have just returned with several awards from the most recent event.

The 2023 National Finals were held in Sydney last week and the boys were up against a strong field of nearly 30 teams from around Australia. We had 2 new teams qualify after winning the state finals at the end of 2022 with 1 Development team from Year 9 and 1 Professional team from Year 11.

Both teams were new at F1 at the start of 2022 and they both performed with distinction at last weeks’ event held over 5 days at the Penrith Panthers League Club.

REA describe F1 in Schools as the only global multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air powered cars made from F1 model block. It is a unique global platform for the promotion of Formula 1 and partners to a youth market. Teams must raise sponsorship and manage budgets to fund research, travel and accommodation. The challenge inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.

F1 in Schools National Final 2023 – Professional Class
BGS Team: Phantom (Year 11 Students)

Andy Cheng – Team Manager
Dan Zheng – Design Engineer
William wang – Graphic Designer
Jack Pan – Manufacturing Engineer

2nd Place in National Final
Best Verbal Presentation
Grand Prix Race Award

F1 in Schools National Final 2023 – Development Class
BGS Team: Lunar (Year 9 Students)

Leo Jansen – Team Principal
Oliver Chernikeeff – Design Engineer
Liam Jones – Manufacturing Engineer
Will Church – Enterprise Manager

5th Place in National Final
Knockout Champions
Best Team Innovation