Formula 1 a winner

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By Emily Canon

Condobolin High School has had great success winning a Formula 1 model racing and engineering competition.

Two Condobolin High School teams entered into the competition and both won their respective categories.

The competition has three categories, Development, Pro Junior and Pro Senior. With around 8 or 9 teams in each class it was no easy competition.

The contest is a whole day event and consists of two races; a time trial and a reaction trial.

Each competing team also had to deliver a verbal presentation to the judges with a portfolio and pit display, demonstrating the growth and efforts of the team.

Team Illusion Engineering, in the Development class, had a total score of 71% allowing them to take out their class and winning them a place at nationals.

The team included students Daniel Heinrich, Sarah Cusack, Jayden Krebs and Josh Coote.

The Bullet Racing team, in the more advanced Pro Junior class achieved a score of 86%, the highest score in their category, naming them the winners of the Pro Junior Class.

Bullet Racing team were the carry over champions from 2010 and with this consecutive win in their stride, they will again be going to nationals.

Bullet Racing team members were students Mitchell Coote, Gregory Kuhn, Alexander Howarth, Nathaniel Smith and Akira Gray.

The model F1 vehicles are developed using a hybrid of the advanced CATIA system. This is an exciting technology as F1 vehicles, including Ferrari, have used the CATIA program to design their vehicles.

Through this program students were able to develop an intelligent engineering form for their model cars.

Condobolin High School maths teacher, Dinesh Dohdy, said that the students had put in a lot of lunchtimes and some afterschool hours in preparation for the event, and Leanne Kuhn had been a great support in organising the program.

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