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Formula One races into schools
School kids now have the chance to study Formula One and it's all backed by Bernie Ecclestone and David Coulthard.
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There will be no one sneaking behind the bike sheds for the Formula One classes at school. The F1 in Schools project is backed by Bernie Ecclestone and David Coulthard, but you're not likely to see either of them writing on the blackboard.

The idea is to promote careers in Formula One through a competition to design and engineer a mini race car made from balsa wood and powered by compressed gas. This encourages children to use computer design and teaches them how to work as a team.

The world finals of F1 in Schools takes place next month when 15 teams from around the world compete for overall glory. The prize is a scholarship to study Motor Sport Engineering at City University, London.

David Coulthard said: "This is a great opportunity to experience the demands of designing, engineering and manufacturing a racing car while contributing enormously to the kids' education and enjoyment."

Alisdair Suttie - 5 Mar 2008

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