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 national champions.
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.
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.
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.
From one day studying technical drawing at school to becoming a national champion in Australia’s first all-girl team.