- Design – 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 1.
- Analyse – aerodynamics are analysed for drag coefficiency in a virtual wind tunnel using Computational Fluid Dynamics Software (CFD).
- Make – using 3D CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) software, the team evaluates the most efficient machining strategy to make the car.
- Test – aerodynamics are tested in wind and smoke tunnels.
SET YOURSELVES UP FOR SUCCESS
Then the process can begin:
Now, it’s time to start preparing to compete:
- Pit Display – put together an informative display showing your work through all stages of the project. Think about your team identity.
- Scrutineering – cars are submitted to Parc Ferme where the judges scrutinize every dimension to check they comply with the Rules and Regulations.
- Engineering Judging – judges question teams on how their cars has been manufactured and why particular designs were chosen.
- Verbal Presentation – you’ll present a rehearsed presentation to a panel of judges covering all aspects of the challenge, within a set time limit.
- Portfolio Judging – you’ll create a detailed portfolio focussing on the Design and Engineering or your car, along with your Enterprise activities.
- Race – the moment of truth. Experience the thrill of watching your car powering down the F1® in Schools racetrack at speeds of up to 75kph.
The Entry Class is the introductory Class of competition for high school students. Simplified rules and regulations, with pathways to a State Final
The Development Class is the intermediate step between the Entry Class and Professional Class
The Professional Class is the top level of competition and the best teams in this class have the opportunity to represent Switzerland at the F1® in Schools World Final