St. Fintan's High School

Sutton, Dublin 13 • +353 1 832 4632 • info@stfintanshs.ie

Soar Racing

The F1 ‘in-school’ Tournament is a Worldwide Competition which starts with Regional Finals.  Students build a miniature Formula 1 car. The students design the car and get it manufactured in an CNC router. The car must have a space at the back so that a CO2 canister can fit in, in order to propel it along the track. The F1 car can reach  up to 55 mph on a 20 metre track.

For further information, go to www.f1inschools.ie 

The 2016-2017  team is named Soar Racing. The team  is made up of 6 Transition Years students: Luke Mitchell, Darren Branigan, Glenn Atkins,  Brian Doolin,  James Kennedy and Jack Fagan.

F1 2015-2016

 

On the 26th of February 2017, we competed in the F1 in Schools Leinster Regional Finals in the City West Hotel. The competition was extremely intense with a wide range of schools competing from all over Leinster.

We represented our school with pride in the following tasks;

  • Formal presentation

  • Pit display presentation

  • Portfolio adjudication

  • Drag race

Fortunately, we finished in the top five which allowed us to qualify for National finals which are held in the RDS.

A number of the original team was unfortunately in France for the French exchange for the national final so a substitute team of five members was sent to represent the team. They did an exceptional job and represent the school very well.

We competed very well at national finals, the competition was very intense.

We unfortunately didn’t win any awards but we had the second fastest time in Ireland and we were only beaten by a 400th of a second. Our best times were as follows;

Track Length: 20 metres

Regional Finals

National finals

Reaction time

0.156

0.187

Car Time to complete race

1.180

1.182

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ICS. Picture Conor McCabe Photography

ICS. Picture Conor McCabe Photography

 

  

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March 16th, 2017

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