1. Team Name
2. Explain how you chose your team name
When we first started off as a team back in 2011, we wanted to have a name that represented us for what we try to make our car like. That very much matched with the term 'Bullet'. The term 'Silver' was acquired through the way we wanted our team to be portrayed and the colour scheme we wanted our team to follow. Thus the name 'Silver Bullets' was created.
3. Country/s represented
(Kingdom of) Bahrain.
4. School/s represented
St. Christopher's School (Bahrain)
5. Town of School(s)
6. Number of males / Number of females on team
All of our members are males (4).
7. Link to team Facebook page
8. Team Twitter handle
9. Link to team website
10. Briefly outline the history of your team
Our team started off in 2011 with 5 members trying to achieve the feat of being National Champions, at the mere age of 11. Over the years we have had countless team changes and continued to try and become the representative of Bahrain at the F1 in Schools World Finals in Singapore. The current team has been together for a while now and have acquired a very good chemistry.
11. F1 in Schools achievements so far (i.e. Nat champions, other awards etc.)
Representing Bahrain at the F1 in Schools World Finals (National Champions) along with team Tsuiso.
12. Describe your team in three words
Audacious, resilient, boisterous.
13. What do you think makes your World Final team unique from other teams?
We are a team that never gives up. The reason we believe is the fact that we went through lots of ups and downs to get to the World Finals. We have had up to 12 different members in our team including the team that is going to the World Finals. Our previous team manager also left in the middle of the year as we plotted to become the national champions of Bahrain. However, even with hundreds of problems going on, Silver Bullets made it to the World Finals, and that for us, is an amazing achievement.
14. Magic moment - What has been the most exciting F1 in Schools experience your team has had so far?
Our most exciting experience so far was when we were able to go in the Paddock area in the F1 Grand Prix of when it took place in Bahrain thanks to F1 in Schools founder Andrew Denford. We were able to go through team lounges, pit lanes, and Ahmed Khan from our team got to meet Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Guttierez and Kimi Raikkonnen.
15. We can laugh now - Tell us about one of your team’s funniest moments, maybe it wasn't so funny at the time!
Our funniest moment occurred only a few months ago. We were at the Great British Week invited by the British Embassy in Bahrain. We were talking to a potential sponsor and Abdulrahman dropped a croissant while he attempted to eat it with a fork! However, what was even funnier, was a few moments later, Eduard dropped his whole plate! It was really embarrassing at the time, but we laugh about it every now and again.
16. What is the biggest challenge in this competition?
The biggest challenge is definitely making sure that every aspect is as good as it can be. In F1 in Schools, if you want to be the best, you have to make sure everything is the best it can be. There can be nothing that can be let down as everything is based on a points system. For us, this is the biggest challenge.
17. What are you most looking forward to at the WFs?
The part we look towards the most is being able to go and meet lots of new people, our age and with the same interests as us. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity as F1 in Schools provides something that no other event really does for pupils our age.
18. What are your expectations for the WFs?
We will try to do our best and hope to expect an award in at least one of the categories. But since we are audacious, we will attempt to win it all!
19. Do you watch/are you interested in F1? Who’s your favourite driver(s)?
Our biggest F1 fan in our team is Ahmed Khan. He watches almost every race and is always updated about F1 news. Ironically, he was the one that also got to meet 4 drivers back when the Grand Prix was in Bahrain this year. His favorite driver is Sebastian Vettel.