The Thrill of Formula 1 Reaches International Schools in Saigon

Daily News - Saigon/HCMC: Sept. 17, 2018

F1 in Schools brings the adrenaline and excitement of Formula 1 racing into the hands of aspiring youths. Students of four international schools in Ho Chi Minh City battle it out to create the fastest and most aerodynamic miniature F1 cars, emulating the design processes utilised by real-life F1 engineers for a fun-filled and educational experience.

The thrill of Formula 1

Students form teams and are assigned important roles such as Team Manager and Design Engineer while gaining life skills through the process of creating a team logo and identity, drafting business plans and pitching for sponsorships. F1 in Schools has become a popular international S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) challenge where students develop & utilise skills of multiple disciplines.

The thrill of Formula 1

During the actual race, reaction speed is paramount as our young racers strive to be the first to depress the trigger upon the blackout of the five iconic red F1 start lights, launching the miniature race cars full throttle via compressed gas. The students of British International School (BIS) HCMC Vietnam have been proudly awarded “Best Newcomer” in the previous School World Finals and will be representing Vietnam again in this year’s finals which are scheduled for September in sunny Singapore.

The thrill of Formula 1

Image source: Mervin Lee