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F1 in Schools, West Midlands Regional Finals 2023-24

Four teams involving twenty students from Year 8 to Year 11 have been worked hard throughout the year preparing their cars and portfolios for the F1 in Schools West Midlands Regional Finals, held at Aston University.

Racing Lions and Mantis were entered into the Professional Class and The Lionesses and Golden Lions in the Development Class. Each team designed, manufactured and prepared model cars and portfolios for their entries, working to industry standards with Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM). Their portfolios reflected their journeys from design and development to the final entry.

The teams presented their cars for scrutineering and racing on the 30m track as well as presenting a verbal presentation and their design and engineering portfolios. The teams created their own brand identities with logos and team colours decorating their F1 cars.

The West Midlands is a fiercely competitive region, with forty teams entered across two classes, it was going to be a tough competition. Mantis won Best Engineered Car in Professional Class and Racing Lions winning Best Team Identity across all classes. It was a tremendous day with much experience taken away for future competitions.

All teams are already back in the DT department analysing their performance and planning for next season aiming to make it to the National Finals.

A huge thank you to all their sponsors, including HPL, Clayton Classics, ATD Coventry and Exxon Mobil for supporting the teams through their journey this year.

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