Four students from St David’s Holy Faith School in Greystones won the Best Engineered Car Award at the F1 in Schools World Championships last week.
Patrick Flaherty, Conor Darcy, Christopher Lynch and Joseph Moran, are currently in Texas for the competition and will also attend the US Grand Prix there this weekend.
The Greystones lads, who call themselves Bardahl Racing, built a 21cm scale model of a Formula 1 car using cutting-edge 3D print technology for its rear and front wings. They brought their car, portfolio and a pit display to Texas and also had to prepare a presentation for the judges.
Apart from designing their model car, the lads had to raise sponsorship to fund research and cover their travel expenses.
Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman of F1 in Schools, said of this year’s World Finals, “I’m always blown away by the professionalism, innovation, engineering capabilities and overall dedication shown by the World Finals teams. This year there was an incredibly high standard of work and it made it very difficult to judge.”