On Tuesday 4 March our Junior F1 team (Mad for Speed F1: Ben Smith, Sean O’Donovan, BJ Manuel and Colm McSweeney) and Senior F1 team (Douglas Falcons: Conor Powell and Jack Milne-Dowd) competed in the F1 in Schools Munster Regional Final. This competition required the teams to design, build and race an F1 car.
The Munster Regional Final took place in CIT with 18 different teams from all over Munster competing. Both Junior and Senior teams did well, however Mad for Speed F1’s car did not perform as hoped on the track. Fortunately, as the competition is marked on a number of different areas, they did turn the day around to win the prize for best verbal presentation from all teams competing. All involved thoroughly enjoyed the day and the boys are enthusiastic to build on their results next year. A special thanks to Metalwork and Technical Graphics teacher, Mr Buckley, who was hugely involved with both teams.