Before the summer holidays, one of our F1 in Schools teams, Team Marl1n, were fortunate enough to tour the factory of Alpine F1 Team. They were shown around by Ian Goddard, Head of Technical Innovation Partnerships, who explain in detail every step of the development of an F1 Car.

From Wind Tunnel and CFD Testing, to composite fabrication, to CNC machining and 3D printing, the students were amazed by the thousands of design iterations and petabytes of data needed to bring the car to the track.  

Thank you to Team Alpine F1 and to F1 in Schools for making the visit possible. Marl1n won the ‘Research and Development’ award sponsored by Alpine F1 for the excellent portfolio and wind tunnel testing they included in their entry to the UK National F1 in Schools Finals 2022.