Photos & Video: Saltus Formula 1 Racing Trials

June 27, 2014

Saltus Grammar School students raced custom designed mini-cars earlier this week in a session that served as initial practice for entry into the Formula One Schools Challenge, a competition that sees more than 40 countries around the world participate.

In 2013, Saltus Grammar School invested, thanks to a generous donation from Trustee Emeritus Mr. Charles Marshall, in the latest CAD/CAM Technologies to initiate teams for entry into the Formula One Schools Challenge.

Over 40 countries from across the globe participate, and the finals have taken place in Australia, the United States, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi.

Teams normally consist of five or six students undertaking a variety of roles, including Team Manager, Engineering Director, Marketing Manager, Graphic Designer, with the concept being they replicate the same roles within the real Formula One Team.

The principles of the project are based upon STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics] as an integrated approach to problem solving.

Students from the Saltus group have designed prototypes in a variety of styles, from fun custom cars to more serious vehicles which have been engineered for speed; the group will move on to more seriously engineered cars later in the year. During the trials, some cars reached up to 70mph, propelled by a small Co2 canister.

Saltus plans to send its first Bermuda team entry to the world finals in 2015.

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  1. steve says:

    Well done Mike

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