1. Team Name
2. Explain how you chose your team name
As we are a collaboration team, we combined the names of both of our original teams which were Project Speed and Team Driven to come up with the name Project Driven. We also think it is a very suitable name as we are very driven to succeed in our project.
3. Country/s represented
The UAE and Qatar
4. School/s represented
Repton School Dubai & Qatar Academy
5. Town of School(s)
Dubai and Doha
6. Number of males / Number of females on team
4 males, 3 female
7. Teams Facebook page
8. Teams Twitter handle
9. Teams website
Website not yet launched
10. Briefly outline the history of your team
As a collaboration, Project Driven is a new team to the F1 in schools competition. Previously, the team members from the UAE competed at the World Finals once, and National finals twice when they were known as Project speed. Their successes included winning multiple awards at their National Finals and a strong showing at the 2014 World Finals which included winning the award for best team identity. The team members from Qatar also have experience of competing at their National finals under the name Team Driven and were equally impressive during their 2014 season. The experiences of both teams will be key to our success and together we hope to make Project Driven a success.
11. F1 in Schools achievements so far (i.e. Nat champions, other awards etc.)
UAE National Finalists
Qatar National Finalists
2014 UAE Rookie Champions
2014 World Finals Best Team Identity
12. Describe your team in three words
Enthusiastic, Determined & Purple
13. What do you think makes your World Final team unique from other teams?
Last year project speed were the youngest team to ever enter the world finals and this year Project Driven will be amongst the youngest collaboration team’s to have competed too. We believe that we have an advantage because of the previous successes and experiences of our team and also our almost unrivalled enthusiasm.
14. Magic moment - What has been the most exciting F1 in Schools experience your team has had so far?
The moment we found out that we would be heading to Singapore as a collaboration team.
15. We can laugh now - Tell us about one of your team’s funniest moments, maybe it wasn't so funny at the time!
As a new team, we don’t have many moments to reflect on yet but the funniest so far is when Mr. Roberts our supervising teacher fell off his chair during a very important Skype call from Dubai to Qatar. Both sides found it very funny but Mr. Roberts was very embarrassed.
16. What is the biggest challenge in this competition?
Challenges like time limits and deadlines will make our preparation harder than anything we have faced before in the competition and because the summer holidays fall right in the middle of our preparation time, this will make it harder to communicate and complete work over different time zones, hemispheres and countries but we are always up for a challenge!
17. What are you most looking forward to at the WFs?
This year, we are all looking forward to travelling to a new competition venue/country and are very excited to meet new people from all over the world.
18. What are your expectations for the WFs?
By combining our previous experiences and ideas going forward, we hope to put on a strong showing and aim to win the best collaboration award.
19. Do you watch/are you interested in F1? Who’s your favourite driver(s)?
The whole F1 in Schools experience has made our passion for F1 even greater and we try to watch as many races as possible as a team to learn about the sport. Our favourite driver is Lewis Hamilton and we really hope that he can defend his world title this season.