The Formula One (F1) in Schools Challenge is an engineering competition, open to all Australian secondary schools to design and manufacture CO2 powered model Formula One cars. Student teams compete against each other in a regional, state and a national championship to determine the fastest and best engineered car for a chance to represent Australia at the annual F1inSchools World Championships.
Tassie Team the 2011 F1 in Schools World Champions!
A team of students from Brooks High School in Launceston were crowned the 2011 F1 in Schools World Champions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Pentagliders, including Tristan McCarthy, Amy Winter, Nathan Clark and Jack Ball, all Year 12 students, fought off intense competition in this global student technology challenge, beating 22 teams from Australasia, Europe, Asia, Africa, America and the Middle East to be crowned World Champions and win coveted Automotive and Motorsport Engineering degree scholarships at City University London.
The F1 in Schools Technology Challenge is contested in 34 countries around the world, with 17,000 students participating in the competition.