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Brighton Secondary take School's top prize

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Adelaide’s Brighton Secondary School has topped 49 other schools from 22 countries to take out the prestigious F1 in Schools World Championship in Singapore.

The competition sees students design and build a car, as well being marked on verbal presentations, portfolio, pit display, and engineering. 

The five-student team, titled Horizon, comprising of James Gurney, Luke Battjes, James Lloyd, JJ Elliss, Tom Lightfoot and Luka Moase also took out top honours in the Best Engineered Car and Fastest Car Awards.

Gurney who acted as the team manager throughout the competition was thrilled with the team winning the award. 

“The feeling is incredible, there has been so much work over so many years,” Guerney said. 

“Thanks to all our sponsors, everyone who has helped us along the way, all the teachers and all the parents.

“It’s been such a long journey but every moment was worth it.”

Following the victory, the group will recieve scholarships for City, University London and UCL Engineering, as well as being guests of Formula 1 with paddock access to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix.

The South Australian school’s performance makes it the second consecutive year that an Australian school has won the competition, and sixth overall. Victorian school Trinity Grammar claimed top honours last year.

The win also marks Australia’s dominance in the F1 in Schools competition, with 17 top five placings since 2007.

The students will be presented with the F1 in Schools trophy on the Marina Bay podium during the Singapore Grand Prix. 

 

Published: 13 September, 2018