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Cold Fusion and Rapid Racing

Cold Fusion and Rapid Racing

Schools and students wanting to undertake the F1 in Schools program must register online. There are no fees associated with School Registrations but fees will apply to Team Registrations once they become eligible to represent their region at a State Final. To access further information on registering your school or team/s, click here.

To be able to participate in Regional, State of National competitions all teams MUST be registered prior to their first competition event and prior to the published team registrations deadline. In addition a Challenge Agreement Form MUST be completed by the supervising teacher parent/guardian where applicable and returned to REA prior to the cut off dates.

Deadlines, race event dates and online registration details can be found on the Finals Information page.

Classes of Competition

Eligibility for participation in National and World Final competitions requires all team members to be enrolled as full-time primary or secondary students at the time of the event.

This competition is open to all Australian School students aged 11 – 18 years of age.

There are three classes of competition:

  1. Cadet Class (Yrs 5 – 12)
    A simplified project open exclusively to first time entering students with a restricted pathway to state level competitions. Students may only participate in this class once.
  2. Development Class (Yrs 5-9)
    For first time entering students or those who have participated in the Cadet Class. Students may only participate in this class once. This class provides an international collaboration team pathway to the World Final.
  3. Professional Class (Yrs 5-12)
    There are two independent divisions at the State level of competition:
    • PRO Junior Division– All Students in Years 5  to 9 only
    • PRO Senior Division– At least one student in the team is in Year 10, 11 or 12.

There is ONE overall Professional Class division at the National Final level. The overall Professional Class National Champions will represent Australia at the World Final.

A student’s school year group is determined from the year group the student is in during the year of regional and state competition.

Interschool collaboration teams are eligible.

These class definitions must be read in conjunction with the F1 in Schools™ Rules and Regulations document downloadable from the Competition Documents section of the web page.