BGS at F1 in schoolsPreparation and Dedication
BGS participated in the F1 in Schools Victorian State Finals held at Bosch in Clayton in November. Victoria is the strongest state in the competition in Australia, and Australia is current world champion, so it is a highly competitive environment. One hundred teams had registered although not all of these teams were able to compete at the finals on the day.
Five BGS teams competed, which is a credit to the boys and their preparation and dedication to the F1 in Schools project. Our teams did very well in many areas, although they were unable to win any of the category awards.
The Year 7s entered the Cadet class for the first time for BGS, and finished 3rd and 4th.
The Year 8s, all new this year, finished 5th and 9th overall out of 16 in the most difficult Development Class ever. They had the fastest raw time but both teams suffered time penalties for failing to adhere to the design regulations.
Year 9 Blue Tongue Racing won the Collaboration with Industry Award and finished 6th in the Professional Class. Unfortunately, they had an issue with 3D printing their wheels and were still trying to rectify it on the day of registration. Their car was fast but the wheels caused friction and time penalties.
All participants are to be congratulated on their results. The boys gained much from the finals, including knowledge and enthusiasm to perform better in future years.
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