Teams compete for prestigious awards with the ultimate goal being to race their cars along our track for the chance of being crowned the fastest car in Wales.
The F1 in Schools competition involves teams of students designing and manufacturing CO2-powered model F1 racing cars using sophisticated computer aided design software and computer aided manufacturing techniques (CAD/CAM). Teams compete for prestigious awards with the chance of representing Wales at the National and World Finals.
Schools can involve as many pupils as they wish and can enter three teams of up to six students in the Wales regional finals. The challenge inspires students to develop their STEM skills and 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.
The F1 in Schools competition is split into 3 classes: Entry, Development and Professional. Teams are assessed on the speed of the car, engineering design, development, promotional materials, pit displays and verbal presentation.
The winners of the Welsh Regional Finals are invited to compete at the UK National Finals with the opportunity to represent Wales at the World Finals.