F1 in Schools – Cadet Class

the f1 in schools Cadet class

This class of competition serves as the perfect introduction into F1 in Schools for secondary students. The simplified submission only requires the teams of one to three students to produce one car, a poster and an engineering drawing. All of which are assessed by a panel of judges.

This competition level provides students with the pathway to the State Finals, where the winning team is crowned the State Champion.


The Car

In the Cadet Class, the entire car body and aerofoils are machined out of balsa wood only using mirrored side machining.

There are some restrictions in this class to simplify the machining process for manufacture, with no 3D printing permitted.

Teams are also required to use the REA kit wheels, available on the REA Store.



Competition divisions

Cadet Class is an entry-level class for students split into two divisions – Junior (Years 5 – 9) and Senior (Years 10 – 12). Students can compete in this class multiple times.

It is recommend that students begin their F1 in Schools journey here with a season in the Cadet Class. This will provide many of the learning experiences necessary to compete in the Development and Professional Classes.












Do you have what it takes?

To get started with the F1 in Schools Cadet Class, register your school now – It’s quick, easy and free!