Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any age limits?
F1 in Schools is open to anyone aged 11 – 19 years old. There are 3 classes of entry; The Entry Class is aimed at the 11-14 age group, a perfect KS3 project. The Development and Professional Classes are aimed at the 11-19 age group and are perfect projects for KS3 and KS4.
Where Could F1 in schools™ take you?
As a team you will register to take part in your local Regional Final where you will compete against other teams from your area. Regional winners will go through to the UK National Final to compete again against other regional winners for the title of UK National Champions. This process is repeated around the world in over 40 countries where National Champions from every country are invited to compete at the World Finals where they will go head to head to become the F1 in Schools World Champions and lift the F1 in Schools World Champions trophy. The 2017-18 challenge reached and exceeded all expectations, with 23 countries producing 51 teams to compete at the 2017 World Finals in Malaysia. The current World Champions are Hiperdrive from Australia. This year, we are expanding further and hope to have even more countries taking part in the 2018 World Finals in Singapore, in what will be a spectacular competition.
Can our school register more than 1 team?
Yes a school / organisation can register up to 3 teams for a regional final
How many students can be in the team?
A team must consist of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 team members.
Do we have to compete at a regional final?
No you can still take part in F1 in Schools within school, but please let us know that you are doing the project even if you decide not to compete.
Does our car have to be made from the official F1® Model Block?
Yes teams are only permitted to manufacture their cars from the official F1 Model Block. This will be checked at scrutineering at the Regional Final.
Where do the world finals take place?
The World Finals take place on an annual basis at a different location each year. The locations are usually set to coincide with a Formula One™ Grand Prix. Past locations have been Melbourne, Australia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; London, England; Singapore; Abu Dhabi, UAE and Austin, USA.
can our team compete at the world finals?
Your team must first compete in your in country competition regionally and nationally. The best teams from each country will then be put forward and will have the chance to represent their country along with teams from around the world at the F1 in Schools World Finals.