Infinitude is an Australian collaboration team that participated in the F1 in SchoolsTM World Finals, that were held in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. The two halves of the team are from St Bede's College, Melbourne, and Brighton Secondary School, Adelaide. Their state based teams were established in early 2015 and following the 2016 Australian National Final, came together to become Infinitude. Together, the team's motivation, skills and enthusiasm helped them achieve a World Record time of 0.916 and a narrow second place victory, sweeping the highest amount of points ever achieved by an Australian team at a World Final.
You are a Formula OneTM team commissioned to design, construct and race the fastest Formula One Car of the Future, powered by compressed air cylinders.
At first you must visit your country's F1 in Schools website. You can do this by clicking here.
The next step is to see how F1 in Schools is run in your country and read through all of the information specific to you, you can then get started on the challenge and register to compete at a competition.
A team must consist of between 3 and 6 team members. Each team member should be given a different role within the team to ensure everything runs smoothly.
International collaboration teams compete at our World Finals. These are teams made up of competitors from successful teams from different countries to form one competing team. Team members have to find innovative ways of communicating and working together as they are often in different time zones, speak different languages and only meet for the first time at the World Finals event. International collaboration teams develop invaluable skills and often make new, life long friends.
Your team must first compete in your in country competition regionally and nationally. The best teams from each country will then be put forward and will have the chance to represent their country along with teams from around the world at the F1 in Schools World Finals. To enter your country's competition, click here to visit your country's website.
The World Finals take place on an annual basis at a different location each year. The locations are usually set to coincide with a Formula OneTM Grand Prix. Past locations have been Melbourne, Australia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; London, England; Singapore; Abu Dhabi, UAE and Austin, USA.
F1 in SchoolsTM is open to anyone aged 7 - 19 years old. Students can compete in different classes within the F1 in Schools challenge.
Eligibility for participation in National and World Final competitions requires all team members to be enrolled as full-time primary or secondary students at the time of the event.
This competition is open to all Australian School students aged 11 - 18 years of age.
There are three classes of competition:
Changing lives around the world
"To help change the perceptions of science, technology, engineering and maths by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people."
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 OneTM community - in particular Mr Ecclestone at FOM and, of course, the Formula OneTM teams who make our students welcome in the F1TM paddock and in their factories.
There are many success stories who have actually come through our initiative and have gone on to achieve significant outcomes in their lives including positions in Formula One teams.
As F1 in SchoolsTM moves into the future we will continue to expand into more and more countries. This is largest and most successful school based STEM program in the world and we will continue to grow on our success.
40 countries... 20 million students... 1 experience of a lifetime!
Where could F1 in SchoolsTM Take You?
Brighton Secondary School
305 Brighton Rd
North Brighton, South Australia 5048
St Bede's College
2 Mentone Parade
Mentone, Victoria 3194