Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

National success for F1 in Schools' teams

National success for F1 in Schools' teams

Novo Racing - winners of Sponsorship and Marketing award in Professional ClassTwo teams from the RGS qualified for the F1 in Schools National Finals in March.

Held at the Airbus West factory in Broughton, Wales, our two teams; Igneous Racing and Novo, competed in different classes (development and professional) against teams from across the UK after a successful regional final.

F1 in Schools is a hugely popular competition that engages and inspires students in engineering through the practical application of STEM skills to create their own F1 team and a scale-car, from scratch. 

Igenous Racing - winners of the Sponsorship and Marketing Award in the Development ClassThe teams not only have to design, build, test and race their car, but they are also judged on the portfolio, pit display and the verbal presentation they deliver.

Both Igneous and Novo performed superbly against some very tough opposition; nine teams managed to break the UK record for the fastest car on the track!

Both teams picked up the Sponsorship and Marketing awards for their respective classes. Igneous finished 6th overall, and Novo finished 4th, narrowly missing out on a spot at the global finals.

Teams:

Novo
Joe Wise, Lower Sixth
Talha Pathan, Lower Sixth
Peter Lord, Lower Sixth
Sam Wincott, Lower Sixth
Matthew Abraham, Lower Sixth

Igneous Racing
Theo Wride, Year 10
Thomas Smail, Year 10
Navenn Naru, Year 10
Philip Daniel, Year 10