City University London hosts F1 in Schools Regional Final
City University London recently hosted the London and South East England Regional Final of F1 in Schools - an annual educational challenge that sees 15 million young people aged nine to 19 from 40 countries work in teams to design, build, test and race miniature Formula One cars.
Around 200 participants descended on the University, running their cars along a 20 metre track at speeds approaching 40 miles per hour. They also presented their branding, sponsorship and marketing ideas to a panel of judges, with ten prizes being awarded.
The University has supported F1 in Schools for several years, offering scholarships to study undergraduate courses in its School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and School of Informatics to the winning World Champions.
Three teams from the event will now go on to the UK National Final at The Big Bang science and engineering fair at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in March. There, they will vie for a place to represent the UK at the World Championships later in 2012.
These were Tectonic Racing from Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith and two teams - Adrenaline and Rush (pictured with City's Professor Sanowar Khan) - from Robert May's School in Hampshire.