Introducing F1 in Schools competitors Tiro Racing

Business 07-03-2017

We are delighted to introduce to you F1 in Schools team Tiro Racing, made up of six dedicated engineering apprentices currently attending Kingston College, who are competing in the F1 in Schools competition with high ambitions this year!

The team say: "F1 in Schools is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary STEM competition. Students must form teams of 4 - 6 members to design, manufacture and test a model Formula 1 car complying with a stringent set of regulations. Alongside this, teams must consider team identity, branding, marketing and sponsorship, similarly to how a real Formula 1 team would operate. These teams must then compete against each other at a Regional, National and International Level, putting their handiwork through the tough scrutiny of a panel of judges.

We competed at the London and South East Regional Final at the CEME Centre, Rainham on the 8th February. We were successful in winning the award for Best Team Identity and placed 2nd overall, as well as having the fastest car. Due to this result we will be representing the region at the UK National Final at the Silverstone GP Circuit on the 28th-30th March. Here we will compete against the best teams from around the country to determine the 2017 UK National Champions, as well as deciding who will progress through to the 2017 World Finals!

Our goal is to become National Champions, so make sure to keep checking our website and social media (Facebook and Twitter) for regular updates on everything Tiro! Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at the UK National Final!"

We are happy to be a small part of helping Tiro Racing achieve their goals & are delighted to be sponsoring the team throughout their F1 in Schools adventure this year.  We were so impressed by their dynamic approach, we just couldn't say no - we have sent them our very finest precision EZO bearings & hope this goes some way to giving them the winning edge this year 😃  

All the best from us all at SMB Bearings, to the epic crew at Tiro Racing!

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