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F1 in Schools Primary Class World Finals to begin in 2022

The inaugural Primary Class World Finals will be held virtually, while an F1 in Schools World Final could be held in person in Melbourne in 2023.

Peter Russell
26 August 2021
Primary School students now have the opportunity to compete at a global levelF1 in Schools
Peter Russell
26 August 2021

Primary school students will have the opportunity to compete at an F1 in Schools World Finals from 2022.

The inaugural F1 in Schools Primary Class World Finals will be held as a virtual event.

Australian competition organisers, the Re-Engineering Australia Foundation, also say that an F1 in Schools World Finals could happen in Melbourne in 2023, with "an opportunity for Primary Australian students to participate in a live World Final event".

What is F1 in Schools Primary Class?

F1 in Schools Primary Class challenges students aged 9 to 11 years old to create a paper car and race it down a full sized F1 in Schools track or the recently introduced rollout floor track. The cars are powered by CO2 canisters and use standardised wheel systems.

There are no restrictions on team structures or the number of times students can re-enter the competition.

So far, the competition has only been held by schools as internal events, however there are plans to run Regional, State, and National Finals in addition to the World Finals.

More information can be found on the REA Foundation (Australia) website or the F1 in Schools UK website.

Peter Russell was the Digital Communications and Brand Manager for Infinitude, the F1 in Schools World Record holders.
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