F1 in Schools Challenge

Offering a way to learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related subjects in such an exciting way is achieving great results and we know we are increasing the intake of students into Engineering careers. 

We are privileged to have the support of the Formula One™ community – in particular Mr Ecclestone at FOM and, of course, the Formula One™ teams who make our students welcome in the F1™ paddock and in their factories.

There are many success stories about students who have actually come through our initiative and have gone on to achieve significant outcomes in their lives including positions in Formula One teams.

This is largest and most successful school based STEM program in the world and we will continue to grow on our success.


The 26 top F1 in Schools in the UK battle it out to win the annual knock-out racing competition to find the best car and driver combination.

challenge overview

The F1 in Schools Challenge is changing lives around the world.


F1 in Schools the only global multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air powered F1 cars.

managing budgets

Teams must raise sponsorship and manage budgets to fund research, travel and accommodation.

inspiring students

The challenge inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.