You are a Formula 1 team commissioned to design, construct and race the fastest
Formula 1 Car of the Future, powered by compressed air cylinders.
Form a team of 3 – 6, think of a name, decide job roles; Team Manager, Manufacturing Engineer, Design Engineer, Graphic Designer and Resource Manager. Now register for regional finals.
Using 3D CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) software, the team evaluates the most efficient machining strategy to make the car.
Judges question teams on how their cars has been manufactured and why particular designs were chosen.
Plan and prepare a business plan, develop a budget and raise sponsorship. Teams are encouraged to collaborate with industry and create business links.
Aerodynamics can be tested in wind and smoke tunnels.
Prepare a presentation to perform to a panel of judges covering all aspects of the challenge. This will be completed within a set time limit.
Using 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software, design an F1 car of the future to the specifications set by the International Rules Committee just like in Formula 1.
Put together an informative display showing your work through all stages of the project. Think about your team identity.
Put together two 10 page A3 portfolios, one enterprise portfolio (documenting your buisness strategy) and one engineering portfolio (documenting the design & construction of your car).
Aerodynamics are analysed for drag coefficiency in a virtual wind tunnel using Computational Fluid Dynamics Software (CFD).
Cars are submitted to Parc Ferme where the judges scrutinize every dimension to check they comply with the Rules and Regulations.
Time to track test what your team has worked so hard together to achieve a winning car.