Students from Greece and Cyprus participated to the ninth F1 in Schools™ World Finals, to Austin, Texas, USA to compete against 38 teams from 22 countries.

_J3U9714The F1 in Schools World Finals 2013 was held at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas, from 8th to 13th November, the first time the event has been hosted in the USA, linking with the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX at the fabulous Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.

The teams of students Speed Deamons from Ellinogermaniki Agogi School at Pallini, and Ground Force Project from Avgouleas Linardatos School at Peristeri, represented Greece in this prestigious global educational initiative. The teams of students Ultrasonic Hawks from Pascal English School at Nicosia, and Six & Plus from the high school Ag. Georgiou at Larnaka, represented Cyprus. The F1 in Schools World Finals teams, with three to six members in each, had earned their place at this international event after success in their Greek and Cyprus National Finals earlier this year

DSCN1472Dimitris Polymatidis, the F1 in Schools country coordinator for Greece and Cyprus (, said of this year’s World Finals, “it was an enriching experience for our students on so many different levels and I know that our teams competing in 2013 leave the event having had the most amazing time of their life. I’m proud of the professionalism, innovation, engineering capabilities and overall dedication shown by our teams. This year there was an incredibly high standard of work and it made it very difficult to judge. Our teams Speed Deamons and Ground Force Project deserved all their success taking the Best Team Website award and the 11th place position respectively, while the teams Ultrasonic Hawks and Six & Plus from Cyprus took the 26th and 27th position”. The F1 in Schools challenge 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 engineering, Formula One, Science, marketing and technology.

In addition to the crowning of the F1 in Schools World Champion 2013, 20 awards were presented in a variety of categories.
Final Positions and Full List of Awards:

F1 in Schools World Finals 2013 - Final Positions

Award Winners

World Champions supported by Formula One Management and City University London
A1 Racing, Pine Rivers State High School & Phoenix P-12 Community College, Australia

2nd Place supported by Circuit of The Americas
ALLEGIANCE RACING, Southeast High School, USA

3rd Place supported by The IET
Unlimited Acceleration, Lessing-Gymnasium Winnenden, Germany

FIA Women in Motorsport Award supported by FIA Women in Motorsport Commission
Alyssa Cote & Merritt Kendzior from ALLEGIANCE RACING, Southeast High School, USA

Verbal Presentation Award supported by Williams
Vector One, Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, Canada

Innovative Thinking Award supported by Lotus F1 Team
Safire Blue Bullets Racing, German International School, Dubai, Greece & UAE

Fastest Car Award supported by Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team
A1 Racing, Pine Rivers State High School & Phoenix P-12 Community College, Australia

Team Identity Award supported by Ferrari
Lone Star Racing, Akins High School & Granbury High School, USA

The Best International Collaboration Team Award supported by Shell
Odyssey, Brighton Secondary School & Donabate Community College, Australia & Ireland

Outstanding Sportsmanship Award supported by Sahara Force India
ALLEGIANCE RACING, Southeast High School, USA

Best Engineered Car Award supported by Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
Bardahl Racing, St. David’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Ireland

Chair of Judges Recognition of Achievement Award supported by Infiniti Red Bull Racing
X-Shift, Raffles Girls’ School & Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, Singapore & UK

Best  Newcomer Award supported by Sauber F1
Team Bolt, Amity International School, India

Pit Display Award supported by Toro Rosso
Motion Racing, Engadine High School, Australia

Team Sponsorship & Marketing Award supported by Marussia F1 Team
Petronas Tritan Racing, SMS Hulu Selangor, Malaysia

Portfolio Award supported by F1 Racing
Odyssey, Brighton Secondary School & Donabate Community College, Australia & Ireland

Research and Development Award supported by Pirelli
Surge, Mönchsee-Gymnasium & Colégio de S. Miguel, Germany & Portugal

Social Media Award supported by Caterham F1 Team
Adroit Infinitum, The Indian High School, Dubai, UAE

Team Website Award supported by Autodesk
Speed Deamons, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece

The Crofty & Gary Pressure Challenge Award supported by Crofty & Gary
Safire Blue Bullets Racing, German International School, Dubai, Greece & UAE


About F1 in Schools:

F1 in Schools challenges students to create their own Formula One team which is commissioned to design, manufacture  and race the fastest miniature Formula One Car of the Future; a 21cm long scale model designed using 3D solid modelling software and machined from a block of balsa wood, incorporating 3D print technology in its front and rear wings.  At the World Finals each team will bring along a pit display, their cars and portfolio, as well as having prepared a verbal presentation for the judges. The cars race on a 20 metre track, with the cars covering the distance in just over one second, a speed barrier which is yet to be broken by any student team since it was set by Team FUGA from Northern Ireland at the 2007 World Finals with a time of 1.020 seconds.

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