Infinite Racing from Greece picked up the prestigious Bernie Ecclestone trophy after taking top honors in the F1 in Schools World Finals 2016 in Austin. The team of students from Mandoulides School, the first team from Greece to be on the World Finals podium, beat Australian squad Infinitude into second place, with Endeavour from Germany taking the final podium spot.
The 12th F1 in Schools™ World Finals 2016 saw 39 student teams from 23 countries competing for the World Champions title. The World Finals was held in the USA, from 16th to 19th October, linking with the 2016 Formula 1 USA Grand Prix, and a number over 300 students from around the world were welcoming into Austin Texas.
The F1 in Schools technology challenge, an ISE Demonstrator, is active in over 30 countries and aims to help change perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in Science, Engineering and Technology jobs.
Dimitris Polymatidis (SETApps) the F1 in Schools In Country Coordinator (ICC) for Greece and Cyprus (http://www.f1inschools.gr/), said of this year’s World Finals, “I’m proud of the professionalism, innovation, engineering capabilities and overall dedication shown by our teams. They had the most amazing time of their life and deserved all their success taking the 1st and 7th places in the world and an impressive haul of trophies, taking the Pressure Challenge Award, the Knockout Competition Award and Team Website Award”.
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