The 13th edition of this annual competition will be held at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and will be followed by the 2017 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit.
Vietnam will be represented by Photon Racing from the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City. The students will be travelling to the Asian capital to compete against teams from 25 other countries, all battling for the F1 in Schools World Champions title. The team has put in thousands of hours of work to be ready for the ultimate challenge of pitting their car against the best from across the globe.
F1 in Schools challenges students to create their own Formula 1 team which is commissioned to design, construct and race the fastest miniature Formula 1 Car of the Future; a 21cm long scale model built from the F1 in Schools model block and powered by a compressed air cylinder. At the World Finals each team brings along a pit display, their cars and a written portfolio, as well as a verbal presentation for the judges. The cars race on a 20-metre track, with the cars covering the distance in around one second.
“F1 in Schools has given us the opportunity to apply our collective passion for innovative thinking and undertake a challenge as a team,” says Nguyet Vo, Team Manager of Photon Racing. “Most of all, it has provided us with a chance for real life learning that we wouldn’t have normally experienced in the classroom.”
The 2017 World Finals is being held from Sep. 24 to Sep. 27 with three days of intense competition. After their hard work the students will be rewarded with a trip to Sepang International Circuit on the Thursday for a pit lane walk and the opportunity to attend the grand prix over the coming weekend.
For further information, click on bisvietnam.com.
Photo of Proton Racing, the student team representing Vietnam. Image provided by British International School