F1 in Schools with Hermes Racing

What is Hermes Racing?


Hermes Racing is a dynamic team composed of six exceptionally skilled Grade 10 students from Raha International School's Gardens Campus. Our collective passion for F1 in Schools fuels our determination as we embark on an exciting journey towards the National Finals. With an unwavering commitment to innovation, teamwork, and the pursuit of excellence, we are prepared to push the boundaries of what's possible in the world of STEM and racing. Our collaboration and dedication are the driving forces behind our quest to represent our sponsors and compete at the highest level in the F1 in Schools competition.




"F1 in Schools" combines STEM challenges with a business focus. Students create miniature Formula 1 cars, learning about science, engineering, and technology. They also acquire essential business skills like financial planning and securing sponsorships.


What sets F1 in Schools apart is its connection to Formula 1. Participants seek sponsorships, and sponsors benefit from exposure to a diverse audience, including students, educators, parents, and motorsport enthusiasts. This exposure enhances their brand image and fosters brand loyalty.


The program also provides networking opportunities with industry leaders and Formula 1 teams. This blend of STEM and business education, along with the affiliation with a global motorsport brand, makes F1 in Schools a compelling educational experience for students and a valuable marketing opportunity for sponsors.



Our Journey


Our debut season in F1 in Schools, the 2022-23 campaign, was an exhilarating rollercoaster ride from start to finish. As newcomers to the competition, we knew we were stepping into a high-speed world of innovation, engineering, and fierce competition. Little did we know just how far we would go.



Our journey was marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence. Countless late nights were spent fine-tuning our miniature Formula 1 car, pushing the boundaries of design and performance. But we didn't stop there; we elevated our game with a captivating brand identity and marketing strategy that left a lasting impression.


The competition was fierce, but we thrived under pressure. When the dust settled, we found ourselves celebrating a remarkable 2nd place finish, an incredible feat for rookies like us. But the cherry on top was winning the coveted "Best Marketing" award, a testament to our creativity and communication skills.


Our inaugural season in F1 in Schools was a whirlwind of learning, teamwork, and unforgettable moments. We proved that with passion and determination, even newcomers can make a significant impact. Our journey was a thrilling adventure that has left us hungry for more success in the seasons to come.



Engineering of a F1 in Schools Car


Engineering an F1 in Schools car is an exhilarating process that requires a meticulous approach and a passion for innovation. 🏎️💨 Here's an elaboration of the steps involved, making it more exciting:


1. Set Your Budgetary Roadmap 🚦

Begin your journey by defining a thrilling budget that will pave the way for your F1 in Schools dream. This budget will be your financial track, ensuring you have the resources to fuel your ambitions. 💰


2. Gearing Up with Resources 🛠️

Equip yourself with an arsenal of cutting-edge tools and resources. From Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to manufacturing outlets and various miscellaneous resources, you're armed and ready for the adventure ahead. 🔧🔨


3. Unleash Your Creativity in Design 🎨

Strap in for the ride of your life as you embark on the design phase. Follow the exhilarating design cycle, where innovation knows no bounds. You'll design, test, and constantly strive for improvement as you push the limits of aerodynamics and engineering brilliance. 🚀✨


4. A Thrilling Regulatory Check 📋

Ensure your creation adheres to the final regulations, making it eligible for the F1 in Schools competition. This step is like passing a checkpoint on the racetrack, signaling that you're ready to accelerate. 🏁


5. Crafting the Components 🔩

Head to the workshop and start crafting the heart and soul of your F1 car - the components. With precision and dedication, you'll manufacture everything from the sleek front and rear wings to the high-performance wheel systems and the CNC machined body. Each piece is a masterpiece in the making. 🏭🔥


6. Assembling the Dream Machine 🧩

Assemble your F1 in Schools car like a puzzle, where every piece fits together seamlessly. With cyanoacrylate glue as your trusty companion, each part takes its place in the high-speed symphony of engineering excellence. 🧪🔗


7. Prepare for the Grand Finish 🎨

Before the final sprint, your car undergoes a transformation. Sanding, spackling, and foam primer make sure your car's surface is as smooth as the racetrack itself. Mask off sensitive areas, and you're ready for the next exhilarating phase. 🪚🎭


8. Splash Some Excitement with Colors 🎨

The painting stage is where your F1 in Schools car gets its personality. Apply the base coat, and then the colors that resonate with your team's spirit. Each layer adds a dash of excitement. Sanding between coats ensures a finish worthy of a champion. 🌈🖌️


9. A Grand Finale with Clear Coat 🌟

Seal the deal with a thrilling clear coat or lacquer. This protective layer adds depth and shine, ensuring your F1 car is a dazzling spectacle both on and off the track. Don't forget the meticulous sanding; it's the final touch that elevates your creation to greatness. 🌟🚗


10. The Ultimate Assembly 🏆

The moment you've been waiting for has arrived. In this climactic stage, all components come together, transforming your meticulously crafted pieces into a roaring, ready-to-race F1 in Schools car. Your dream machine is now complete, poised to conquer the track and the hearts of all who behold it. 🏁🏆



As you follow this electrifying process, remember that engineering an F1 in Schools car is not just about building a racing machine; it's about crafting a thrilling journey of innovation, teamwork, and relentless pursuit of excellence. Strap in, and let the excitement of the F1 in Schools competition drive you towards victory! 🚀🏆



PCBWay Benefits


Embracing the challenge of the F1 in Schools competition, Hermes Racing envisions leveraging PCBWay's exceptional 3D Printing Services to elevate our performance. With PCBWay on our side, we'll gain access to unparalleled precision and customization, enabling us to craft sleek, aerodynamic components that can push our car's speed limits to new heights. Their rapid prototyping capabilities will empower us to fine-tune our designs swiftly, optimizing every aspect for success. What's more, PCBWay's cost-effective 3D printing services will help us efficiently produce high-quality components, ensuring that we make the most of our budget. With PCBWay as our ally, we're poised to dominate the F1 in Schools competition, setting new standards in racing innovation and excellence.


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