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Finn Galindo

The time: Adelaide, March 2012. The event: the 2012 F1 in Schools national finals. The moment: the crowning of the newest professional class national champions, Cold Fusion. A university student stood in the crowd watching proudly as the group of male and female students from Brighton Secondary School became the first South Australians to become […]

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Matt Cruickshanks at Red Bull Racing

Matt Cruickshanks, Sydney

Matt Cruickshank, a 20 year-old student from Sydney, has realised his ambition to work in Formula One after being head hunted by Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey and the Red Bull Formula1 racing team – and he says it was the F1 in Schools competition which got him there. Matt started off in an aerodynamic […]

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Pentagliders Car

The Pentagliders, Launceston

Reigning world champions Top scored in best engineered design and fastest car at the 2011 world finals. The car was made up of 17 different components. It was a very advanced design. With the wheels they came up with a design that required plastic injection moulding. This is an expensive process so they put a […]

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Ashcroft High School

Ashcroft High School, Sydney

Ashcroft High School is located in a low socio-economic area. It is highly multi-cultural and a large number of the students’ parents speak limited English or it is their second language. Industrial Arts teacher Lee Miller is at the centre of a dramatic shift which is moving throughout the school and having a positive effect […]

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Alistair Smith with Sam Michael

Alistair Smith, Canberra

Alistair Smith is the most successful F1 in Schools car designer and race engineer in Australia. He is probably the most successful designer-engineer in this competition anywhere in the world. At the age of 15 he was a two times national champion and twice travelled overseas representing Australia. Both of those times his team was […]

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Team Ignite UK

Team Ignite blast to victory

Team Ignite blast to victory and crowned 2012 F1 in Schools UK national champions. ‘Team Ignite’, a team of students from Dame Alice Owen’s School, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, jumped onto the top step of the podium at today’s F1 in Schools™ UK National Finals, taking the National Champions crown and with it a place at […]

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Brisk In Pink

From one day studying technical drawing at school… to becoming a national champion in Australia’s first all-girl team… to winning an award at the world finals… to a new job at the global consulting design and engineering company, Arup. In 2004 Charmila Sathianandan was a student at a Cheltanham Girls High School who was studying […]

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Cold Fusion and Rapid Racing on Clipsal500 winners podium

2012 F1 in Schools National Final Results

National Champions – professional Cold Fusion, Brighton Secondary School SA National Champions – development Rapid Racing, Engadine High School NSW National Runners Up – professional Pinnacle Engineering, Trinity Grammar School VIC National Runners Up – development Raindrop Racing, Kyabram College VIC DMO Best Engineered Design – professional Pinnacle Engineering, Trinity Grammar School VIC DMO Best […]

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Pentagliders on Podium

2012 F1 in Schools National Final

The best of the best! Australia’s 26 top Professional and Development Class teams have won through the hotly contested elimination finals across the nation. They are ready to compete for a place in Team Australia 2012 which will defend the World Championship title at the next F1 in Schools World Finals. Will they break the […]

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