1. Team Name

HdG Racing

2. Explain how you chose your team name

Our school is called “Hugo de Groot” which is a(famous) historical figure in Dutch history. The first letters are the abbreviation of his name and the racing is self-explanatory.

3. Country/s represented

We represent the Netherlands

4. School/s represented

OSG Hugo de Groot, a school for 12 – 18 years providing basic education up to preparing to enter university.

5. Town of School(s)

Our school is located in Rotterdam.

6. Number of males / Number of females on team

The teams consists of 1 girl and 5 boys.

7. Link to team Facebook page

Click here!

8. Team Twitter handle

@HdGRacing

9. Link to team website

In Progress

10. Briefly outline the history of your team

In August 2013 the project started in our school. After a slow start 2 teams of 7 pupils were formed and created the foundation we use today. At the end of the school year (August 2014) from the initial 14 pupils 5 remained having showed the necessary skills and motivation. Some pupils left the project as they lacked the time caused by their education level.

In August 2014 the team welcomed to new members which had just started at our school. With these 7 members the team has achieved miracles and are highly motivated for F1 in Schools.

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

In the short history of existence, the team has achieved the following goals:

-          mastering Autodesk Inventor

-          creating cars using a Denford router

-          made wings with a 3D-printer

-          excursion to Germany for information and hands-on experience

-          got the base for F1 in Schools competition

-          competed in the Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

-          achieved “Best Newcomer” in March 2015 (Germany, BW)

-          formed a smooth functioning team.

12. Describe your team in three words

Hard to describe a team in three words. But in our school we enter competitions with “Go Hugo, Go!”

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

We are the first (and for now the only) Dutch team to enter the World Finals. In the short existence of the team, we exceeded our own capabilities in getting our World Final preparations done.

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

Travel to Germany and competing with other teams.

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

There is not a single moment we can’t laugh. Having fun all the time and constantly improving ourselves.

16. What is the biggest challenge in this competition?

Getting ready in time is the biggest challenge.

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

We are looking forward to meet other teams and people, visiting a new city and culture.

18. What are your expectations for the WFs?

We hope to be competitive and off course become World Champions!

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

All members and teachers are all more than interested in F1. All of us have different favourite teams and drivers, which leads to some lively discussions…..