Mission Statement

To Help change perceptions of engineering, science and technology by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in engineering, science, marketing and technology

Andrew M Denford Founder and Chairman, F1 In Schools

Monday, 19 March 2007

Team Fuga - The New World Champions 2007 !

The new world champions of F1inSchools are Team Fuga from Northern Ireland who were crowned at an official function at the Sebel Albert Park Hotel after four intense days of competition in Melbourne (March 2007). They scored maximum points across 11 categories which included setting a new world speed record of 1.020 seconds down the 20-metre race track. The runners-up were the all-girl trio from Scotland, Team Lightning, followed by another all-girl team in third place, Mercurial Ace from Malaysia.
Individual award winners were C2 from Canada (Newcomers Award), Tanza Knights from South Africa (Best Team Sponsorship & Marketing), Friesen-Design from Germany (Innovative Thinking) for their two part wheels made from different composite materials, DASHA The Eagle of Australia and Team Fuga in the first ever F1InSchools draw (Best Engineered Car), Team Fuga (Fastest Car). The world record set in 2006 by Malaysia was broken no less than nine times over the four days.
There were several new awards created at this year’s world championships: the Sportsmanship Award went to Mercurial Ace for lending their wheels and axles to the Canadian team which had lost parts in transit... allowing the Canadians to post one of the fastest lap times of the competition. ESF Scorpions from Hong Kong won Perseverance in the Face of Adversity because a last-minute shortfall of funds meant they had to compete virtually via webcam and teleconferencing. They watched the presentation ceremony via webcast, as did people from all over the world. Team Hybrid, a combination of Americans and Scots, won the Collaboration Award. They only met for the first time in Melbourne having done all of their development work via cyberspace.
The evening function was MC’d by F1 commentator and F1inSchools patron James Allan, and special guests included the Malaysian Deputy Education Minister and Renault F1 technical director Pat Symonds.

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