We are Formula Force, and we are competing in the F1 in
On April 17th, we became Scotland Regional Champions and awarded a
place in the national finals. We also won Fastest Car, Best Engineered Car and Best Research and Development awards.
We consist of 6 highly committed and hard working team members from
Knox Academy, East Lothian. The team was brought together to enter and attempt to win an internationally recognised competition: F1 in Schools. We will be competing at Silverstone in the national
finals in April. We then hope to represent the UK at the world finals, which is being held in Austin, Texas.
The processes that student teams will follow in the competition are the same as those a real Formula One team would follow; from creating their initial business plan to designing, manufacturing
and racing their car. They will use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and will analyse their designs using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and drag calculation software. They will
then use Computerised Numerical Control (CNC) machinery to manufacture their car, before testing it using flow software and wind and smoke tunnels.
For more information see the formula one in schools website here.