The 2019 Greater Hunter F1 in Schools Regional Finals was held at the Maitland Federation Centre on Tuesday 27 August 2019 with 17 teams from 5 Hunter high schools in attendance and 22 industry representatives as the Judging panel.
F1 in Schools is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary STEM competition which simulates the workings of a Formula One Racing team by building the student’s skills in engineering, manufacturing, design and development. It also challenges students to grow their teamwork/leadership, marketing, sponsorship skills and applying them in a competitive and fun environment.
Cessnock High School, Mount View High School, St Philip’s Christian College – Newcastle, Rutherford Technology High School and Maitland Grossmann High School all participated in the F1 in Schools Regional Final with teams from Year 7 through to Year 10 competing in the Cadet, Development and Professional Classes.
The Greater Hunter Regional Final is the first step for the teams in the competition, with successful teams from each Class moving on to the State Finals to be held at the University of Western Sydney in November 2019. The successful teams from the Regional Final who will be representing the Hunter at a State level are:
|Cadet Junior||Dark Matter||SPCC – Newcastle|
|Flying Phoenix||Mount View HS|
|Aero Racing||SPCC – Newcastle|
|Super Luminosity||Cessnock HS|
|Development Class||Emeryst Racing||Cessnock HS|
|Supernovas||Maitland Grossmann HS|
|Skorosk Racing||Rutherford Technology HS|
|Professional Junior||Impro Racing||Mount View HS|
|Professional Senior||Synergy Racing||SPCC – Newcastle|
Impro Racing from Mount View HS took out the Overall Winner on the day achieving the highest score of all teams participating in the competition.
The ME Program would like to thank our industry partners Boeing Defence Australia, BAE Systems, Thales, RAAF WLM, Port Waratah Coal Services and the NSW Government for providing personnel for the judging panel and support of this event.