Award for Dynamic Motion
National final of F1 in Schools competition
Five Exeter School Sixth Formers travelled to the Airbus A380 wing factory in Broughton to compete in the national finals of the F1 in Schools competition, coming home with an award and beating last year's national record for speed.
Team Dynamic Motion won the Professional Class Fastest Car Award, Star Quality Presentation and Professional Class Best Engineered Car Awards as well as third place in the Professional Class in the regional final.
The F1 in Schools competition challenges teams of secondary school pupils to design, build and test a miniature, CO2 powered, Formula 1 car that they designed themselves. The competition also included the judging of associated portfolios and a pit display as well as interviews and presentations.
The team produced a car that sped down the 20m track in a time of less than 1.085s; this ranked in the top 10 fastest times of an extremely competitive field, with 9 teams beating the previous national record of 1.1s, including the Exeter School team.
Dynamic Motion’s overall time was aided by one of the team members who had the fastest reaction time of the day, clocking in at an impressive 0.120s leaving them tenth out of the fastest teams in the UK.
The team also won the best verbal presentation award.
Dynamic Motion would also like to thank the teachers Mr Rose and Mrs Tamblyn who accompanied them on the trip for making it such an enjoyable experience.
Finally they would like to thank all of their sponsors for without them, none of this would have been possible – they would encourage all future years of the school to get involved.