1. Team Name

Automotive Engineers – Racing Bulls Austria

2. Explain how you chose your team name

Our team name was the logical result of what we do and who we are. Young students studying automotive engineering, driven by passion, perfection and effort.The meaning of Racing Bulls? Find it out!

3. Country/s represented

Austria

4. School/s represented

HTBLA Steyr – higher technical school for automotive engineering

5. Town of School(s)

Steyr

6. Number of males / Number of females on team

4 males and 1 females  

7. Link to team Facebook page

Click here!

8. Team Twitter handle

 @AEF1iS2015

 9. Link to team website

Click here!

10. Briefly outline the history of your team

Our team was formed in July 2014 and from there on the journey began. It is the first time we participated in this competition, in fact it is the first time someone from our school is part of it – frankly speaking we are proud of that and try to get the most out of this opportunity!

11. F1 in Schools achievements so far (i.e. Nat champions, other awards etc.)

Best Austrian Team

12. Describe your team in three words

Ambitious, hard-working, unstoppable

13. What do you think makes your World Final team unique from other teams?

To start with, we try to represent our country more than any other team in this competition. But we are not only going to represent our country, we are going to live the Austrian spirit to the fullest. Austria may be a small country, nevertheless we already achieved many goals because we work harder than others to accomplish the results we deserve!

14. Magic moment - What has been the most exciting F1 in Schools experience your team has had so far?

This is one of the few questions that is very easy to answer for all of us: It was definitely that moment when we were informed that we are the best Austrian team and are therefore allowed to compete against other teams from around the world at the World Finals in Singapore!

15. We can laugh now - Tell us about one of your team’s funniest moments, maybe it wasn't so funny at the time!

When we were on our homeward journey from the regional championship in Fürstenfeldbruck, our train suddenly stopped, because of some silly children playing on the rail track, as we were informed later. That took us about 30 minutes and so we missed two of our connecting trains…

But that wasn’t all! When we were finally on our connecting train, suddenly the lights went out and the train stopped because of technical difficulties. And so we spent another three hours on track!

16. What is the biggest challenge in this competition?

The only big challenge we have to face in this contest is time management. However, we try to get this under control by getting a professional workshop on proper time management. So we can organize everything the way we want it to be and nothing needs to be done last minute.

17. What are you most looking forward to at the WFs?

As one of our slogans we live by is “Work hard; play hard”, we are excited to have a great time at the World Finals in Singapore! Furthermore, we are excited to meet all the other contestants and hopefully develop some long lasting friendships with people from various cultures and backgrounds, as we are very open-minded and thrilled to learn about others!

18. What are your expectations for the WFs?

Having a great time in Singapore with all the other teams from all over the world is our common goal. But besides that, we have of course expectations concerning the championship!

Even though we only have very little experience with WFs, we could be the great surprise at this contest; what we have done in this short time is enormous – we expect to achieve an award, at least…

19. Do you watch/are you interested in F1?  Who’s your favourite driver(s)? 

We don’t just watch Formula 1 – we get into it with a passion that cannot be described in words…..as future engineers we don’t just watch it for the entertainment, no we go beyond that – we try to figure out why certain situations are handled a certain way.

Our favourite driver is Daniel Ricciardo from Red Bull Racing.