F1 in Schools

F1 in Schools is the world’s largest S.T.E.M. competition for high school level students. Every year, over 15,000 teams from over 40 nations compete. Teams of 3-6 students aged 11-19 attempt to design and build the fastest CO2 powered balsa wood car. Each team designs and builds a 55 gram car using CAD (Computer Aided Design), CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing), and a CNC router. These cars typically reach speeds of over 80 km/h, completing the 20m track length in just over 1 second. At the competition, each team advertises themselves at their pit display, showing off their car and the various stages of the project. Finally, the cars are judged, scrutinized for regulation compliance by officials, and raced. Each team is evaluated on the speed of their car, the quality of its engineering, their portfolio, a trade show style display, a 10 minute verbal presentation, and overall team image.

The 2015 F1 in Schools World Finals were held in Singapore this year from September 13-16. The most successful F1 in Schools teams from their country's National Finals competed at the breathtaking Resorts World Sentosa to compete for the World Championship title. This exciting 3 day event changed the lives of approximately 300 talented students from 23 different countries as they competed and interact, not only with each other, but with high profile officials from the host country and professionals from within Formula 1. Run in conjunction with the Singapore Grand Prix, the lucky award winning competitors had access to the team paddocks on the before taking in the excitement of the race.

2015 World Finals Closing Video: