Royal Grammar School


Fenice race into national finals

Fenice race into national finals

Fenice RacingFenice, one of the F1 In Schools teams, has reached the national finals after securing third place in the North East regional round of the competition.

The RGS enter two teams into the 2018 competition, Fenice and Neofusion, with the hope that at least one of the teams would progress to the national finals held every year at the home of fast cars, the iconic Silverstone

Members of Neofusion and Fenice Racing put their cars to the testThe format of the competition sees teams formed in schools across the country, who are then commissioned to design, construct and race the fastest Formula One car of the future, powered by compressed air cylinders. All teams are required to create a business plan, establish roles for each member of the team, develop a budget and find sponsorship to help with their design and implementation process.

At the regional finals, held at Nissan, Sunderland, Fenice and Neofusion were judged by industry professionals for their pit booth, an informative display about their project and team identity, and were also required to present their work to the judges ahead of racing their cars in a track test.

On race day, Neofusion had the fourth fastest time and Fenice the sixth fastest.

Despite only having the sixth fastest time, Fenice impressed the judges with their pit booth and presentation, which saw them awarded the Innovative Thinking Award. This alongside a third place finish in the professional class means they secured a place at the national finals in Silverstone, which will be held on 19/20th March.

Fenice Racing
Shameer Hassan (Lower Sixth)
Ollie Lowes (Lower Sixth)
Alaap Subramonia (Lower Sixth)
Samuel Njoroge (Lower Sixth)
Max Sajjanhar (Lower Sixth)
Jackson Drummond (Year 10)

Talha Pathan (Year 11)
Matthew Abraham (Year 11)
Joe Wise (Year 11)
Peter Lord (Year 11)
Aaryan Sehgal (Year 11)