F1 in Schools Technology Challenge: 2015-16

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2016  National Finals


The National Finals of F1 in Schools Season 2015-16 were held on 28 April at the RDS in Dublin.

Junior and senior teams competed to determine the national award-winners in various categories – and to discover the overall national champion who would represent Ireland at international level.

The F1 Finals formed part of Tech Week, Ireland's Annual Festival of Technology that engages, challenges and inspires Irish students to interact with technology and to open their minds to all the possibilities of careers in IT.

CEO of the Irish Computer Society Jim Friars congratulated all of the participants.

"The teams raised the bar considerably this year and it was amazing to see the excitement and enthusiasm from both students and teachers alike. An incredible level of commitment and teamwork was displayed and the lengths that the teams went to in modelling and planning the cars were unprecedented."

2016  Category Award Winners

Best Engineered Car

Phoenix Fire Racing

St.Brigid’s Vocational School
Loughrea

Fastest Car F1-Type

Marist Hurricanes

Marist College
Athlone

Fastest Car D-Type

Panther Racing

Presentation College
Carlow

Best Use of ICT & CAD

Marist Hurricanes

Marist College
Athlone

Best Sponsorship & Marketing

Phoenix Racing

Coláiste an Phiarsigh
Cork

Innovative Thinking

Nexus Racing

Dundalk Grammar School
Louth

Best Newcomer

Phoenix Racing

Coláiste an Phiarsigh
Cork

Best Team Website

Reflex Racing

Gonzaga College
Dublin 6

Best Use of Social Media

Phoenix Fire Racing

St. Brigid’s Vocational School
Loughrea

Best Verbal Presentation

Phoenix Racing

Coláiste an Phiarsigh
Cork

Best Portfolio and Pit Display

Dynamic Racing
St. Eunan’s College, Donegal, and Ignition Racing, Presentation College, Headford


2016  Junior Cycle Winners

Panther Racing

Presentation College

Carlow

Calibre Racing

Presentation College

Headford, Co. Galway

Infinite Racing

Presentation College

Carlow

2016  Senior Cycle Winners

Marist Hurricanes

Marist College

Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Phoenix Fire Racing

Cholaiste Naomh Brid

Loughrea, Co. Galway

Ignition Racing

Presentation College

Headford, Co. Galway