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NATIONALS PORTFOLIO

Contents
00 – Title Page
Displays our brand, social media
links and sponsors.

01 – Contents
Organising and explaining each
section of our portfolio.

02 – Meet the Team
Introducing the teammates, their
assets and future prospects.

03 – Project Management
Displaying the structure and
approach to the F1 project.

04 – Brand & Identity
Constructing a concrete brand with
accompanying visuals.

10 – Ultimate Concepts
Development
Presenting our F1 car’s further
advancements and developments.

11 – Bespoke Wheel Design
Design, creation and production of
custom wheels.

12 – Performance Simulation
Using CAD software to improve our
design’s form and shape.

13 – Design Optimisation
Final tweaking of the F1 car to
increase speed during racing.

14 – Orthographic Drawings
Engineering drawings with
dimensions of all components.

15 – Balsa Manufacture

05 – Public Representation

CNC routering the car body using a
lightweight wood, balsa.

How we present our brand and
identity using several mediums.

16 – Car Finishing

06 – Sponsorship

Sealing and painting the exterior in
accordance to our brand.

Gaining resources and support from 17 – National Finals Update
external sources.
Summary of actions after of
– Rules & Regulations
Regional Finals such as car changes.
0 07 QUOTE
#01: Nobody remembers the guy who finished second but the guy who finished second. – Bobby Unser, an American F1
How we will respond to the detailed 18 – Final F1 Car Presentation
driver.

I am an expert with numbers and therefore will be managing our resources. I will use this to aid our team with the design of our car. I also manage our resources and expenditures to prevent any issues in costs. ❝ Team work ability is th e to toget her work towar comm d a o ability n vision.R. I can keep a team on track and positive to complete any goal we set.Meet the Team James McDonagh Project Management & Graphic Design I am in charge of keeping our team informed. However. Assets I am interested in an engineering degree of either mechanical or electrical but am unsure of what type company I want to work for in the future. As each of us considers each step using a different mind-set we ensure all bases are covered when anything is finalised. profile pictures and portfolio. I want to study mechanical engineering at university or to join an apprenticeship program. My most useful resources are my organisational and motivational skills. Sam Wild Design. By applying each of our personal skill sets appropriately we can efficiently complete tasks. Josh Roberts Manufacture Engineer & Resource In the team I am responsible for Management optimising the car and ensuring it fits the rules and regulations. I also am in charge of our brand’s image and representation using social media such as Twitter.❞ -Andr ew Carne gie Role Description I have a highly analytical mind and a passion for engineering. Future Plans FACT #01: In an F1 car the pedals are shaped specifically to the driver’s feet. CAD is the most useful tool to me when I design anything. nizational fuel It is th e comm that allow on p s attain eople t o u n c om result mon s. I designed the logo and accompanying banners. the left being the brake and the right being the 0 . as I use social media everyday and will update it consistently. organised and motivated. Also. In the future I hope to study Product Design or Sports Technology at Loughborough University and to then gain a job designing sports items. Th e to indivi direct dual accom p towar lishments d org a objec tives. Development & Relations My Public role in the team is designing and developing the car shape and using simulations to evaluate it. Also. I am also in charge of our P. I am highly experienced using Photoshop and PowerPoint to create several styles of documents. I am eager to work for an automotive company in the future. I have years of experience on Solidworks and I intend on using this to create very accurate models and simulations. this does not mean we are working alone. any major decisions made are always debated between all of the team.

Some aspects of our project went over the timescale due to unforeseeable events.   you’re             not  going        fast                     enough.           The  ‘final  checks’ period     allows for any delays to         be compensated for in       advanced. ScreenSHU Screen Capture Program Facebook Messenger We used Facebook Messenger to communicate to one another during the process. This meant that we had to wait longer than expected to be able to accurately distribute resources to each section of our project to guarantee that we would not exceed our time limits and cause any issues.       If you’re in        control. Communication is extremely important to be a great team and so every Thursday we would meet afterschool to have a 30 minutes round up where we would all present what we had done and discuss what we need to do. An example where this was delayed project. This was very useful as it made sure that we were following the Gantt chart plan (below) which we had set at the start of the competition. It is extremely useful as it is available on phone and on computers which made it very accessible to all members.           an  American             racing           car           driver         from    the                                       1960s         and   .                                                                                                                                                                                                   #02:          to Dedicating time design       optimisation will   make   sure  our design is the best       it can  be. It  will also enable us to tweak any         previous    aspects   which   do not meet our high         standards. we dealt with this waiting period by bringing forward Also. – Parnelli             Jones.Project Management Our Project Manager was James and his role was to organise and ensure that the team was on track to complete each task in the time allowed for it. We sent concept sketches for approval by the other members of the team and we would discuss improvements we could make to the design. such as the initial sponsorship letters taking awhile to arrive to the companies and then having to wait for the responses. However. This Gantt chart will help organise our actions January 2015 February 2015 crucial from was for organising our– logos for our t-shirts where I could send multiple designs very efficiently. we used screen capture programs such as some of the other tasks which didn’t require that information such as ScreenSHU where you can select an area to capture concept sketching and development of the F1 car. using hourly time slots Time (Hours)                                 Process 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 GANTT CHART Project Planning   Brand & Identity   Sponsorship   Rules & Regulations   Resource Management   Initial Concepts   Design & Development   Final Concept Selection   Design Optimisation   Orthograhics   Car Manufacture   QUOTE Car Finishing   0 1970s. This meant that our and then it is uploaded immediately and you can send time was spent efficiently and that a delayed process wouldn’t mean a the URL to the team.

This ensures visibility of our brand on every background such as the white portfolio and black t-shirts. t-shirts and Brand & Identity extras we need a concrete brand and identity. however we believe it didn’t look like a racing logo and so we redesigned it to look modern while retaining the previous logo’s look. The combination Our uniforms are sleek a and smart. To have a cohesive presentation in terms of cars. we made to help quote the costs for them to be manufactured. We loved it. Using Photoshop CS6 by Adobe we transferred the logo onto different canvas so that we could use them for our social media. our portfolio and our sponsorship letters. Since we are using these logos on several platforms we designed two iterations. Degree represents our accuracy and attention to detail as moving one degree is a minute change in direction. Front Adobe Photoshop CS6 Sponso rs Sponsor logos will be placed on the back to ensure high visibility. We are in sixth form at school and Sixth gear is the highest possible in most cars. The name Sixth Degree was chosen with great reason.For our team logo we looked at other F1 team logos and decided that a simplistic design would match our professional identity. simplistic and modern. mainly playing around with the degrees sign as shown of the left. portfolio. Finally after a few more tweaks of colours and contrasts we had our brand. We digitalised our favourites and developed them further. This logo concept was our favourite. red & white and red & black. Back FACT #02: An average F1 driver loses about 4kgs of weight after just one race due to the prolonged exposure to high G forces and 0 . We started doing some rough sketches of ideas for our logo. and this memorable name which can be of both words creates succinct is a quick mock-up distinguished at a glance. We wanted our identity to be professional. We had come up with the name Sixth Degree after long deliberations and quickly set off designing the brand.

  . We used this to our advantage and maintained an active twitter feed. Using Moonfruit we created a glossy and current website with links to our sponsors. This would increase our brand recognition and reach as more people learn about us. Moonfruit (Website) FACT #03: Since 1985 all F1 cars are required to be fitted with cameras which are used to provide on-board TV footage. Facebook Page Twitter Page 9 These three colours were our palette when designing any visual aid to our project and aimed for the combination to be attached to our team. t-shirts and other merchandise. You can connect with other companies. 0 6 Twitter’s strength is the ease of communicating to other teams or companies and sharing photos or ideas. black and white is a common scheme we believe the shades and way we have applied it to our brand set it apart from others. Creating something which is noticeable. Although red. We utilised this and set up 4 accounts dedicated to our brand: • Gmail Account • Facebook Page • Twitter Page • Moonfruit (Website) We used these accounts to post updates of our progression. social media and details about us. however we believe we have achieved it and our very proud of our #9A303 #36363 #E9E9E identity. pit display. impressionable and memorable isn’t easy. Representation isn’t just online though it also includes our portfolio. Our followers were kept up to date with our progress in the project such as seeing photos of our car after it had been spray painted.Public Representation Public Representation is extremely important in the growth of a brand. This brings our brand together and allows people to recognise our products without the need to see our logo. Both Twitter and Facebook have a hashtag system (#) to link common trends and so in every post we tried to include the #SixthDegreeF1 to increase our reach. Having a strong brand is very important to our team members. This is why we have limited our colours and graphics to simplistic and modern aesthetics. 0 We invited our friends to like our Facebook page and to share any posts that we made. organisations and people with the click of a button.

Their values are forward thinking. We used emails to contact potential sponsors too however these two are not very effective as letters may not arrive and emails may not be read. QUOTE #03: You have to learn the rules of the game. distinctively British It is a co-educational brand and started private school which manufacturing cars in teaches from the age of 7 1903. shirt concepts and car concepts to them and they subsequently agreed to support us. cooperation. the exposure much more than a large company. From this experience we learnt that although letters look more professional they are ultimately impractical. famous 0 . However we didn’t receive any support from the companies. innovation and quality. – Albert Einstein. and then you have to play better than anyone else. brand and car she agreed to support us and in return we would professionally advertise the schools brand. passion. After a short introduction to the competition and presentation of our team. This is due to the time taken to write and print them. As a team we found out that meeting potential sponsors was the greatest way of exciting them about the F1 in Schools contest and persuading them to help us create a professional project which we will be proud to have been part of. A week later. responsible for the benevolence and Insignia and Corsa. Their 35. We used a mixture of media to ask for sponsorship such as letters with our brand watermarked onto the paper and signatures done by hand on each. Vicky Titmuss. The King’s School Also we learned that approaching local companies will give Chester was founded in you a higher chance for a reply as they would benefit from Vauxhall is a 1541 by King Henry VIII. We presented our portfolio. We were extremely pleased and our proud to have a British automotive brand backing us up. we met with the director of marketing and development of our school. the cost of the stamp and the time taken to arrive (if it even does). In early February we began emailing and discussing with Lookers Chester Vauxhall and met with them on the 8th February.Sponsors hip At the start of January we sent out over 40 letters to various companies searching for sponsorship.000 staff and are values are ambition. They employ to 18 years old.

By consistently checking the specifications we were able to be aware of any major faults before developing them too much and therefore saving time overall.  0 . FACT #04: An F1 car can accelerate from 0 to 100mph and decelerate back to 0 in just four seconds. After we have CNC As a team we believe that routered by studying thewe rules the cars will and thentactically check all to theapply regulations thoroughly and using them to give more pressure to specific areas measurements of the project again this will prevent any unknown us an edge over other teams. However. worth 120 points. causes from having distorted the dimensions. We each printed off the PDFs and always reference it when making any final decisions to ensure we are gaining the maximum points possible out of the total of 860. We used the points system to divide the tasks up so that we would spend more time on the topics which gave the most points such as the time trials which is worth 170 points and the specifications. James delegated Sam and Josh the roles of engineering. This makes certain that the measurements were not against any particular rules which we had tried to fulfil when designing the car. We used digital callipers to measure our balsa car model as a stage of quality control. the better your team has done. 5 different sections of the project are accessed each with a specific amount of points available and the more points you gain. we explored the tactics of purposefully creating a feature which was not allowed in the regulations to increase the points gained in other areas.Rules & Regulations All the teams in the F1 in Schools competition are scored using a points system. developing and finishing the car as this was worth over half of the points and therefore should have most of the man power behind it. The project manager.

traction and strength. R A C F1 Aerodynamic forms minimise drag and maintains the velocity of the car using less fuel. developing and testing with them in mind at all times. • We must guarantee strength in the design as it will be travelling at high speeds close to an audience and we will only have one spare of the car during the competition day. which displays the velocity of air particles as they collide with our model and SimulationXpress. This gives an upward force as air passes to maintain the height of the plane during flight. • We must minimise the mass of our car as the lower the mass the higher the acceleration. which accurately measures the mass of our car using balsa wood. Our car is limited to the fuel available. This ensures the wheels are always touching the ground to maximise traction. Spoilers are used to create a downforce as air passes across it. IC S A B M FOR Airplane wings are the same basic form of a spoiler but just inverted. FACT #05: During a race. • We must ensure that the airflow does not cause the car to lift at any point as this lowers traction and therefore speed. We must work around these to produce a car with an optimal form in terms of mass. These are the main specifications of our F1 car and will be designing. a driver has a bag of isotonic drink attached to the side of the which is to pumped to helmet using These features willcockpit aid our effort produce an buttons on the steering wheel. aerodynamics. • We must direct air flow around the body to ensure that there is low drag. the extensive rules & regulations and the manufacturing possibilities.  .F1 Car Research The form of our car is the most crucial element of the task. 0 This CAD simulation presents the speed of air as it passes over the F1 car showing how the steep wheels produce great amounts of drag. Modelling the car in Solidworks by Dassault Systemes allows us to use the FloXpress feature.

This means that when the force is exerted not all of it is evenly distributed along the car. is in my blood. The weight of ABS would be over 6 times more than if the component was made out of balsa wood. Therefore. QUOTE #04: Racing. Therefore having a sturdy support from the cylinder to the nose of the car will allow all of the force to be driving it forward. Researching previous competition designs provided a wealth of thoughts such as combining the balsa with 3D printed components. We ruled out some of these experimentations due to the risks attached to them such as: • 3D Printed & Balsa combination – ABS plastic used for 3D printing has a mass density of 1020 kg/m3 while balsa has a mass density of 160 kg/m3. We CNC routered some of our favourite initial concepts so we could see them in reality which would help us think of improvements and ways to develop the ideas further. competing.Initial Concepts Development Everyone in the team was present to create initial concepts as we believed it was important to have a diverse range of ideas and features to give us the best design possible. Since the balsa blanks are relatively cheap this was not very money consuming. We used multiple forms of media to present our concepts to the rest of the team such as Solidworks. sketching and physically changing previous car designs which had been manufactured in balsa. rather than into the ground. This movement would cause a higher amount of drag and would slow our car down. • Strength of the design – The F1 cars travel at around 25m/s and this exerted a high amount of force upon the car and any thin strips of balsa may distort or vibrate during travel. • Carbon Dioxide Cylinder – All of the thrust of the car is supplied from the back of the car (as you would expect) but it is elevated. an overall sleek and aerodynamic design would have a high amount of strength. it’s part of my life. I’ve been doing it al my life and it stands up 0 . Our next step is to choose a concept and then focus on optimising and developing a single concept to high standards using simulations and the rules & regulations as guides of what to do. It’s part of me.

The design is based around the flow and redirection of passing strength. air and managing downforce around the wheels to ensure that the car is in constant contact and aerodynamics with the track and isn’t losing speed. – Michael Schumacher. Aerodynamic tip which directs air around the cylinder. If travelling over a car the air would cause drag as it collided with the wood however. Front wing which creates downforce around the front wheels. Dassault Systémes Solidworks QUOTE #05: I always thought records were there to be broken. sleek aesthetic.   .Ultimate Concept We debated about which concept to pick and finally all agreed to chose this After deliberations with the team we finally chose the design we were going to take form due to it’s forward and develop more. winner of seven Formula One World Championships. It was chosen to be developed further out of a broad range of concepts due to its effective form. 1 Side wings which allows air to pass around the wheels with a low amount of drag. fillet and extrusion. Carbon dioxide cylinder casing. • The side wings have are curved which allows any air to be managed around the back wheels without having to travel all the way along the car which would happen if it was just a straight block from the front to back wheels. being guided around the car smoothly will prevent this drag. • The front wing has a steep gradient to allow air to be efficiently distributed around the car while also applying downforce to the front wheels which ensures they have a high traction through the race and therefore maintaining high speeds. The design may not look unique at first glance however we have put a lot of thought into every chamfer. • The carbon dioxide cylinder piece has been shaped to encourage air to travel around it rather than over it as this would cause more drag and more speed loss.

Although we haven’t used bearings for the regionals if we went to the nationals then we would use any extra funds raised to invest in ceramic bearings as we believe that they would greatly improve the time trial results. They can be made from ceramics or steel. We will print of them to hours fit the to 2 cars and 2 spares just in case anything goes wrong support material needed to print the wheel. F1 car wheels are convex with a metal rim inside. Any increase in friction will slow the car down. however not enough traction will also slow the car down. Our wheels just need to carry a small mass and so can just be a simple form. This is to support the wheels shape while carrying the mass of the car body and engine. We printed 3 variations of the same basic wheel: one small. about 30m² of carbon-fibre mats are processed. We won’t be sanding or spraying wheels as the 3D printed layers creates A natural grip which will help grip the track and pull the car forward. counterparts and so we would rather invest in higher quality components. The full ceramic bearings start at around £45 per one (excluding shipping. The10 process takes during the competition day. Steel bearings are cheaper however Steel are twice the mass of the ceramic bearings. one large and one with a concave side. In polymer.Bespoke Wheel Design The wheels are very important as they are the only component of our car which come into contact with the ground during the race. • The smaller wheel is the lightest wheel out of the three and minimises the cars mass • The larger wheel has a larger surface area and more traction is offered • The concave wheel is heavier than a flat surfaced wheel due to the extra material however in simulations it allowed the air to pass around the wheel with greater velocity.) As a team we decided that the points earned for speed and design by having these bearings were not worth the massive amount of money needed to fund them and time taken to ship and implement them. FACT #06: For a monocoque. Wheel bearings can be used with the car to lower the rolling resistance during the rotation of the wheels. the end we to go with the concave wheels as although they may have We used a 3D printer to create the wheels in ABS Thechose files are a higher mass we believe exported from Solidworks in . complete as you must wash the product after. in which the individual fibres are five times thinner 1 .STL format and the software calculates it is worth the additional aerodynamics.

We will optimise the cars form to create our final car which will be put on the CNC router.29 grams which is very low considering our resilient and strong form. Red balls indicate high velocity.Performance Simulation Here are the results showing the mass of the car made out of balsa wood. However.  . 1 We also considered the weight of the carbon dioxide cylinder to be helping the weight at the backend of the car but without having one to measure and test accurately we are hesitant to remove the spoiler without any waytoofensure comparing how effective the weight of FACT #07: The fireproof gloves and racing boot soles are made as thin as possible. To calculate the weight of the balsa wood body we used the SimulationXpress Analysis Wizard. The body came to a value of 39. what we don’t want. This software is extremely useful when developing a design as you can change one small feature and instantly see how it affects the mass and aerodynamics without having to machine anything or travel anywhere. We believe this is worth the slight aerodynamic expense. Although there is a higher density of red balls (high velocity air particles) above the spoiler the overall speed as air flows over the car is marginally slower than that without a spoiler. We modelled the F1 cars in Solidworks. and blue balls show low velocity air. a CAD (Computer Aided Design) program by Dassault Systèmes. sealed. Having modelled the cars within the rules and regulations we used the FloXpress Analysis Wizard to simulate a wind tunnel test of our designs. that the driver has the greatest the cylinder is at increasing traction of the amount of ‘feel’ to the controls. the downforce created by the spoiler will aid the wheels to maintain contact with the ground as the car accelerates. The program is then run and creates an accurate simulation displaying the velocity of air particles using different colour balls. All of our team were experienced with the software and know it’s capabilities. Our car design was then placed in a tunnel in which the front end was selected the input and the opposite the output. The two simulations shows the same basic car form with and without a spoiler on the carbon dioxide cylinder to show it’s affect on the velocity of the air travelling past. what we want. sprayed and stickered.

this number can 1 . We added small humps to the side wings to push air over the back wheels rather than it colliding with the oppositely rotating components and causing high amounts of speed loss. However.times per Grand Prix. Since the front wing is only 2mm off the ground we made certain that it was strong and would not ever come into contact with the ground as this would be a major issue as the friction would cause massive amounts of speed loss and potentially damage to the car. The excess material is then cut and sanded lightly to size which introduces the possibility of human error. The fillet between the front wing and body was changed after simulations revealed it was causing FACT #08: The drivers will typically change up to 2. We responded to this issue by increasing the thickness of the spoiler slightly to ensure it would be sturdy which would prevent it breaking off during machining and vibrating during the race. At circuits like Monaco. this issue was not avoidable.800 air togear be pulled down. The front wing was made more angled (top view) to increase its aerodynamics by having a lower initial surface area when the air hits the car. Also while being cut one of the spoilers had been broken off due to it being too thin. To CNC router the cars we need a block at the end for the machine to hold it which it is cut (as seen on the left). which would increase drag.Design Optimisation Optimising the car is extremely important to ensure that our design is as effect as possible on the day of the event.

  . diameter and length. Simpler components such as the axles are so simple they do not require an orthographic drawing and can be expressed by just stating their material. We will include photorealistic renders in our Orthographic drawings which will show the gloss and satin finishes we would want if we were getting our car painted externally. money. This is important if we wanted to get our car CNC routered outside of our department. 1 QUOTE #06: We will fight as long as we have gas. As long as we have ideals. Both include rendered images showing how each part is finished in terms of colour. the air we breathe and the blood in our veins.Orthographic Drawings Orthographic drawings are used by industry to express a 3D object using flat 2D images with dimensions. hands. – Enzo Ferrari. Our main orthographics shows the car body and wheels.

Therefore we must add a small block which connects it to the block (held by the machine) while being cut and then we will manually sand down to the desired size.9% correctly. If you position the tool incorrectly the cut will be uneven and a line down the centre will be visible where the 2 halves intersect. They were then sealed which fills any air pockets and prevents moisture from entering the car and weakening the body. For our final cars we lightly sanded the exterior to remove any excess material and smooth the body while also taking care not to alter any of the dimensions as the 2 cars must be identical. This allows for improvements to be made and realised without having to wait days as you would for 3D printing. The only human error involved in the manufacture of the cars is the setting of the tool after you have machined 1 side. We start off with blanks of specific dimensions and create our car forms out of it. It also increases the aerodynamics as friction is reduced with the new smooth body. The CNC process only takes about an hour per car using a relatively low cost material.000 components. The CNC router uses a small drill bit and software to accurately machine materials.Balsa Manufacture For the front wing of our design we cannot simply CNC router it as the dimensions go to 0. it would still start the race with 80 will use them and where we will put the sponsors 1 . If it were assembled 99. Our next process is to paint the cars but we have not chosen a design yet and so will need to agree as a team to which colours we will use. where we FACT #09: An F1 car is made up of 80. This is very important as we machine our car from a line of symmetry which relies on the two halves being identical.

Car Finishing After CNC routering our car design we used a scroll saw to remove the block at the end and some fine sandpaper to smooth the edge to the required form. Finally. After sealing we applied a layer of primer to aid the painting of the car and used masking tape to prevent the white spray paint from covering the back end of the car as if we sprayed it white then red we would be applying more paint than necessary and therefore more weight. After this we then reverse the taped section and sprayed the red paint. 1 This render on Solidworks shows the colour scheme of our car. After we had the final form we then would spray two fine coats of wood sealer. . We applied 2 light coats as this would create a vibrant clean colour without the risk of the spray paint running. We wanted it to be simple due to the limitations of spray painting a complex form and also for it to be in keeping with our brands colours. FACT #10: The engine in an F1 car typically revs up to 18. We used a cork block with the sandpaper to ensure it was creating a uniform edge as fingers would create different pressure areas and cause an uneven form.000rpm where the piston is travelling up and down 300 times a second. a fine sand to give a smooth finish to our car. This would ensure that when we added paint to the car it wouldn’t soak in and cause the car to gain a lot of weight and to give it a better aesthetic. Decals were then applied after the paint had dried using a sticky back photographic paper sheet. We used some waste balsa wood to practise spraying and using the heat gun to speed up the drying process.

Overall. We were unable to fulfil some ideas We used another Gantt chart to effectively plan out our and concepts due to next steps as we all believe it was very beneficial in the limitations however we lead up to the Regional Finals. We gained a great level of support from Timpsons and this enabled us to afford our expenditures for the National Finals however due to the short time we had. teams in the country. 1 FACT #11: Formula One cars are built again in between races. extremely excited to take part This was to ensure we had enough time to have a great in the competition and quality of finish as this was highlighted in our scores as a compete against the best weakness.National Finals Update On the bus journey back home after receiving the news of our success at the Regional Finals we began planning our next steps as we only had 15 days to improve and build upon our initial submissions.  . didn’t need to adapt to this again in terms of time GANTT CHART schedules. We looked at our scores on the 28th February and discussed our areas to focus on which were manufacturing and quality of finish. They are completely taken apart and engineers do around 200 different checks on the parts. Due to limited personal funds we were unable to afford all of our components to our project such as leaflets. Our stand is made using 2 panels of wood a thin wood veneer curved around the front. we had to account for delivery times and so we had to use our own money while we waited for the sponsorships to come through. This will be enhanced with 3 banners across the 2m x 1m x 2. We had already worked This Gantt chart aids our organisation from the 25 th February – 12th March in preparation theproject Nationalis Finals believe for our still under strict time conditions with limited resources and strong.5m booth. we are very pleased with how we have coped under the extreme time and We had adventurous plans for our cars development resource pressure over the however with the limited time we were unable to realise past 15 days and are them and had to make some fast changes to our initial car. The graphics and brand remained unchanged as we believe it was very strong and suited our overall identity and graphics. We will have a touchscreen TV as our key interactive piece where visitors can physically explore our project.

Kimi Raikkonen. 1 . I know what I’m doing. • The front wing of the car allows air up and around the car while creating minimal drag. necessary to–implement themFinnish into our design. The only advancement which we would agree our car needs is the addition of ceramic bearings. The reason we have not got bearings currently is the increased cost and time QUOTE #07: Just leave me alone. • Bespoke 3D printed wheels with a concave side to increase speed of the car. Vibrations would cause unpredictable drag. • Sleek and modern aesthetic which encompasses with our branding and identity. • Consistent referral to the F1 in Schools official Rules & Regulations to make sure we met as many specifications as possible to gain as many points as possible. • Utilising performance simulation software to tweak fillet sizes and dimensions with the intention of reducing drag and therefore increasing speed. we believe. winner of the 2007 F1 World Championships.Final F1 Car Presentation We believe our car is a winning design due to many decisions which we have made and how we have designed our components. • Thick connections allow for high strength and prevent vibrations during high speed travel. If we had bearings we would also remove our spoiler as the extra weight inside the wheels and the weight of the carbon dioxide cylinder would create enough traction and the spoiler would be obsolete. • The Spoilers create a small amount of drag however the downforce created. will add enough traction to outweigh this factor. • The side wings allow air to be moved away from the car rather than riding on top of it which prevents additional drag.

• Having limited money to complete the entirety of our project means we have not been able to use some high cost components such as bearings which would only provide positives to our project. shortened weekends and lengthened nights. • A few of the externally sourced material such as banners and t-shirts were ordered late due to gaining sponsorship late on in the project and if any errors came to postage or manufacture of the products then we would have little time to work something else out. We would also seek additional funding to allow us to invest in ceramic bearings. • We had started the project in early January and in total including the holidays we had 10 weeks to complete the task which meant we had to put huge amounts of effort into the project to complete it to a standard which all members of our team would be proud to have been a part of. Overall. we are all excited for the upcoming competition and have learnt a lot during the road to creating our project. hours in and out of manufacturing and promotion. In particular we have all identified the gain of knowledge of all the aspects around engineering and science in the real world such as branding. We have and knowledge from this process and use them in the confidence in our project and believe that we have constructed a future as we all intend on entering the design and world. We have come so far to get where we are now. Our team have all benefitted from entering into the F1 in schools competition. If we went through to the next phase then we would use this information and learn from our mistakes and improve our overall efficiency as team. for example presenting a brand on several mediums while maintain the same ethos. All three of us want to pursue a career in engineering or design and competing in this task has only increased our drive to succeed. We will take the new skills school. print more merchandise increasing the reach of our brand and other higher level activities to enrich our project. marketing. Competing in the F1 in Schools competition has helped me broaden my awareness of every stage that goes on in engineering and that it is not just the design but also the branding. a resource which we were lacking in our project. develop more adventurous concepts using 3 and 4 axis machining.Complete Project Evaluation What did we gain out of the Leading the team in the competition competition? has improved my organisation skills and ability to function efficiently in a team. From teamwork to aerodynamics.  1 . I have also learned to model according to a very specific set of specifications while still being able to influence the overall final aesthetics of the design. I have learned how to work together as a team in order to achieve a goal in a set amount of time. strong FACT project considering limitations which on have affected us engineering #12: When an F1the driver hits the brakes his car he experiences deceleration comparable to a regular car driving through a during the brickcompetition. • We had not heard of the F1 in Schools before we entered and so learning about the format. rules and expectations took time. wall at 180mph. marketing and funding of a project which is just as crucial to its success. Although we believe that our project has turned out excellent there were a few learning curves along the way. marketing to machining we have all broadened our knowledge and understanding of the engineering world. I have also developed skills in marketing and branding.

Part: Car Body Material: Balsa Number of 1 .

Part: Car Body Material: Balsa Number of 1 .

Part: Car Wheel Material: ABS Polymer Number of 12 (4 per car) .