Racing teams have the right formula

1223 ABC Newcastle By Maynard (Online Goose) Students from around the Hunter swarmed to Panthers in Newcastle yesterday to compete against each other’s design of CO2 gas powered, scale F1 racing cars.   Three tracks were set up inside the club and over 100...

F1 in Schools battle of car design

Herald – Newcastle By JANEK SPEIGHT Sept. 3, 2013, 10 p.m. HUNTER students battled it out yesterday to see who could design and build the best race car. The F1 in Schools competition, held at Newcastle Panthers, challenged students to use computer programs and...
Kids use science for speed

Kids use science for speed

ABC – Tropical North Laura Hegarty: 15th August 2013 Five kids from Mackay North State High have created a 20 centimetre pocket rocket, designed to blow away the judges at the regional F1 in school’s competition on Friday August 16. Year 10 students Jake...

Big dash for race win and for jobs

The Chronicle – Toowoomba Callum Bentley:  10 September 2012 The team shirts were on, the cars were primed and the tension was high. With an almighty hiss, the two cars fired off down the track and crossed the finish line in a little over one second. In the...

Students throttle up in contest

Mackay Daily Mercury Dominic Geiger:  1 September 2012 IT MIGHT not be Monaco, but Mackay students yesterday came a bit closer to realising their Formula One dreams. Schools from throughout the region raced state-of-the-art model cars at St Patrick’s College for...
Finn Galindo #1

Finn Galindo #1

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...
Matt Cruickshanks

Matt Cruickshanks

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...
The Pentagliders

The Pentagliders

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...