Welcome to F1 in Schools

Making STEM education exciting

Beat the 0.977 Seconds World-Record!

F1 in Schools the only global multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air powered balsa wood F1 cars.

Teams must raise sponsorship and manage budgets to fund research, travel and accommodation. The challenge inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.


Changing lives around the world “To help change the perceptions of science, technology, engineering and maths by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people”


Offering a way to learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related subjects in such an exciting way is achieving great results and we know we are increasing the intake of students into Engineering careers.

Each Formula One™ team will design, construct and race the fastest Formula One car of the future, powered by compressed air cylinders
Form a team of 3 – 6, think of a name, decide job roles; Team Manager, Manufacturing Engineer, Design Engineer, Graphic Designer and Resource Manager. Register via your country’s website.
Prepare a business plan, develop a budget and raise sponsorship. Teams are encouraged to collaborate with industry and create business links.
Using 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software, design an F1 car of the future to the specifications set by the International Rules Committee just like in Formula One™.
Aerodynamics are analysed for drag coefficiency in a virtual wind tunnel using Computational Fluid Dynamics Software (CFD).
Using 3D CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) software, the team evaluates the most efficient machining strategy to make the car.
Aerodynamics are tested in wind and smoke tunnels.
Put together an informative display showing your work through all stages of the project. Think about your team identity.
Cars are submitted to parc ferme where the judges scrutinise every dimension to check they comply with the Rules and Regulations.
Judges question teams on how their cars has been manufactured and why particular designs were chosen.
Prepare a presentation to perform to a panel of judges covering all aspects of the challenge. This will be completed within a set time limit.
Put together a 20 page A3 portfolio documenting your project.
Time to test what your team has worked so hard together to achieve; a winning car.
Compete Regionally, Nationally and Internationally at the World Finals for the Bernie Ecclestone World Champions Trophy.
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Schools Register for Free!

Contact Us

We would like to chat regarding our state-of-the-art education solutions & CSI programmes best suited to your needs.

  • info@sangari.co.za
  • 011 466 1440
  • 8 Monte Carlo Crescent, Kyalami Business Park, Midrand, 1684