Neale-Wade Formula 1 team dazzle judges to win two national awards

NWCC F1 in Schools National Finals success for Team Revolution. Team with their car and (glass) Trop

NWCC F1 in Schools National Finals success for Team Revolution. Team with their car and (glass) Trophies - Credit: Archant

A TEAM of Formula 1 fanatics from Neale-Wade Community College, March, demonstrated their technical wizardry as they won two trophies at this year’s UK F1 in Schools Challenge.

NWCC F1 in Schools National Finals success for Team Revolution. Team with the actual full size 'Bloo

NWCC F1 in Schools National Finals success for Team Revolution. Team with the actual full size 'Bloodhound' Supersonic land speed record attempt car, - Credit: Archant

‘Team Revolution’, made up of Year 9 pupils Josh Ingram, Ioan Foreman, Jordan Saward, Morgan Chappell and Stephen Cobb, triumphed at the National Finals, held at the ExCel Centre, London.

NWCC F1 in Schools National Finals success for Team Revolution. Team's own black and flame decorated

NWCC F1 in Schools National Finals success for Team Revolution. Team's own black and flame decorated micro-racing car awaiting competition on the track with a rival car from Wales. - Credit: Archant

In the ‘Bloodhound’ SSC (Super Sonic Car) Class, their communication skills and technical knowledge dazzled the judges and earned them national trophies for ‘Best Verbal Presentation’ and ‘Best Portfolio’.

The F1 in Schools Challenge involves teams from schools across the country, and also runs internationally in more than 40 countries around the world.

The competition involves ‘cutting edge’ computer aided 3-D design, testing, engineering, manufacture and racing of CO2 gas-powered micro F1 and ‘Bloodhound’ (built for maximum speed) cars.


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Teams are judged not only on race times and engineering quality of their cars but also their communication, marketing, fundraising and promotional skills, and knowledge of the science, design and engineering principles underlying the manufacturing and race performance of their cars.

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