Cheadle Hulme School achieves podium finish in F1 in Schools competition

10th July 2023

Cheadle Hulme School sixth formers achieved a second-place finish in the national finals of the Lenovo F1 in Schools challenge.

The team of five A level students who made up team ‘CHS Comet’ designed and built a miniature F1 racing car and competed with more than 50 teams from across the UK at a three-day event.

During the project, teams designed their vehicle using CAD/CAM design tools, manufactured it from an official F1 Model Block and then tested their vehicle. The cars were powered by CO2 cartridges and were attached to a track by nylon wire.

As part of the process, students were encouraged to collaborate with industry experts and make links with businesses, raising sponsorship and developing a budget.

The Cheadle Hulme team qualified in March and approached LSH Auto for sponsorship ahead of the finals in June at Leeds University.

Nikki Leonard, Head of Marketing at LSH Auto, said: “We were very happy to support the team from Cheadle Hulme School. The Lenovo F1 in Schools competition is such a good initiative. As well as championing STEM subjects, which are so important, it challenges the students to approach local businesses for support, to give presentations and to work together as a team. We’re really impressed with the CHS Comet team and would like to congratulate them on their second place finish.”