Royal Grammar School


F1 teams land a podium finish

F1 teams land a podium finish

After qualifying in third place at the regional F1inSchools event, Fenice Racing headed to the home of British motorsport, Silverstone, for the F1inSchools National Finals.

Joining them at the finals were NeoFusion, who were offered a place just 10 days before the start of the competition. 

The F1inSchools National Finals brought 42 teams from around the UK to Silverstone. All of the teams had to design, build, test and race a minature F1 car and have their entries judged in a number of categories including scrutineering, engineering, verbal presentation, pit display and enterpirse portfolio as well as the cars' speed being tested on the official F1 in School track - a 20 metre long drag strip.

Our teams, Fenice and Neofusion, both had fantastic competitions and impressed the judges with their entries to be both awarded with a prize. Fenice won the Research and Development Award in the professional class, and Neofusion won the Sportsmanship Award also in the professional class. 

Both of the awards for our teams were a result of the fantastic effort and work produced by all the students involved, and it was wonderful to see the North East doing so well at the finals with a team from Valley Gardens Middle School (Whitley Bay) finishing runner-up in the development class and Unity from Emmanuel College (Gateshead) winning the full F1inSchools title and will be the UK's representative at the global event later this year.