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Horizon crowned F1 in Schools World Champions 2018

Congratulations to team HORIZON, a group of talented students from Brighton Secondary School in South Australia. The team was crowned the 2018 F1 in Schools World Champions in Singapore – what an amazing achievement!

After 16 months of dedication and hard work, the team successfully competed against 50 teams and 31 countries at the world finals and became the World Champions.

The Horizon team with James Gurney (16), Luke Battjes (18), James Lloyd (16), JJ Elliss (16), Tom Lightfoot (15), Luka Moase (15) won scholarships for City, University London and UCL Engineering, as well as being guests of Formula 1 with complimentary four-day paddock access to the Formula 1 2018 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix and presentation of the new Formula 1 F1 in Schools trophy, in front of the F1 photographers, on the podium at the Marina Bay circuit.

The Australian team also won the Best Engineered Car Award supported by Williams Racing and the Fastest Car Award, supported by Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, with the team’s car clocking a time of 0.977 seconds on the F1 in Schools track, the only team at this year’s World Finals to post a sub one-second time. This is officially the record for the fastest time at the competition without the use of a LERS device that was banned two years ago. Horizon were also nominated for the Research and Development Award.

F1 in Schools challenges students to create their own Formula 1 team, which is commissioned to design, construct and race the fastest miniature Formula 1 Car of the Future; a 21cm long scale model built from the F1 in Schools model block and powered by a compressed air cylinder.

Babcock is a proud sponsor and mentor for the team. To read more about the team visit their dedicated website: Horizon Australia

Babcock also sponsors team Beyond from Brighton Secondary School. Beyond is the next up and coming team from Brighton Secondary School who have recently won their place to participate in the 2019 Australian F1 in Schools Australian National Finals. They have an exciting journey ahead.


About Beyond

Formed in March 2018, Beyond comprises of five young enthusiastic individuals ranging in age from 14-15 years, the teams hard work and dedication resulted in winning 8 awards and Second Place overall at the State Finals.

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