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Scarborough UTC team win place at World F1 in Schools Finals in Abu Dhabi after UK Finals triumph

Scarborough UTC entered the F1 in schools contest the year first competing in the regional finals in December where they won the awards for best engineered car, sponsorship & marketing and team identity along with second overall. They progressed onto the national finals in March at Airbus UK, where the team, Avidity Racing, won three awards.

The team of 14 to 16 year olds won the Best Engineered Car in the Development Class Award, the Team Sportsmanship Award and came second overall in the Development Class, taking home a haul of three trophies as well as the coveted trip to Abu Dhabi.

F1 in Schools is a hugely popular competition, engaging and inspiring students about Engineering by practical application of STEM skills to create their own Formula 1 team and a scale-model car from scratch.

Andrew Denford, founder and chairman of F1 in Schools, said: “I’m blown away.

“We’ve seen the UK record beaten by nine teams, a tight race on and off the track for podium places with talented UK Champions crowned at our biggest UK event with over 250 students, held at one of the largest manufacturing facilities in the world building the wings for the Airbus.”

The UK Champions win a trip to the headquarters of an F1 team and the podium teams win a trip to the Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone.