Top gear to Texas for Carrick’s young car designers

The Carrickfergus Grammar School team being interviewed at the F1 Technology Challenge. INCT 19-701-CON
The Carrickfergus Grammar School team being interviewed at the F1 Technology Challenge. INCT 19-701-CON

A group of young design engineers from Carrickfergus are moving up a gear in their bid for a world title.

Carrickfergus Grammar School year 13 pupils Kyle Hutton, Andrew Thompson, Chris Hogg, Crystal Milroy and Lauryn Gibb, from Endeavour Racing, competed at the Silverstone F1 circuit in the F1-In-Schools UK National Finals.

The Carrickfergus Grammar School car is put to the test at the F1-In-Schools UK Finals. INCT 19-702-CON

The Carrickfergus Grammar School car is put to the test at the F1-In-Schools UK Finals. INCT 19-702-CON

They finished as the top team from Northern Ireland and have now been invited to compete in the World Finals to be held in Texas, USA, later this year.

Congratulating the pupils on their achievement, Carrickfergus Grammar stated: “They were awarded full marks for the professional finish of the car and the car was fourth fastest out of 30 teams which is a huge achievement and reflects the team’s hard work, determination and expertise.

“This STEM based project is a fantastic opportunity for the engineers of tomorrow and we would ask any industries interested in working with us to find out more at www.f1inschools.co.uk and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r_ZtEym8ho and get in touch with the school to discuss it further.”