The Greek school team Infinite Racing, which consists of students from Mandoulides Schools, won the F1 world class simulation contest, the Greek flag waved at the highest point, while the National Anthem was heard in distant Austin, Texas.
In Koumentakis & Associates Law FirmΟΥΜΕΝΤΑΚΗΣ & ΣΥΝΕΡΓΑΤΕΣ we were already proud to support this effort, but victory and World First Lead gave us great joy and inspires us to continue, because it is shown that with Perseverance, Patience, Imagination, Innovation we can realize our Dreams!
The members of Infinite Racing team took the lead in “F1 in Schools 2016” world competition in the design, construction and speed race of Formula 1 racing cars, and received the Bernie Ecclestone trophy. The Greek children dominated among 39 teams from 23 countries, totaling 852,3 points, compared to 837,8 points of the second group from Australia and to 770,5 points from the third from Germany.
The members of the group are the High School students, Kyriakos Theofanidis, Charalambos Kalfas, Vasilia Niavi, Stylianos Mavromatis and Angeliki Samara, with supervisor Professor Ioannis Daountakis.
At “F1 in Schools”, students work in groups of three to six people with specific responsibilities and roles each (team leader, model F1 designer, model F1 manufacturer, graphic designer, marketing and communications officer, resource manager, design manager and website development and social networking tools). Each team prepares a detailed action plan and resource management plan. The parts of the project depend on each other and each member of the team must at all times observe and be aware of the progress of the other.
The Greek team was also awarded with the Pressure Challenge Award, the Knockout Competition Winner, the Team Website Award, the Enterprise Portfolio Award, the Finalist Best Engineered Car Award Pressure Challenge, the Knockout Competition and Team Website. At the same time, it received scholarships at City University London and at the Engineering Department of University College London.
The announcement of the team: “OUR DREAM CAME TRUE ! We are delighted to announce you that we are the WORLD CHAMPIONS of 2016 and the first Greek team to reach the podium!! We can’t still believe it. Most of it we would like to thank everyone, one by one who helped us to be here because without our precious collaborators’ help everything would be impossible. Congratulations to all the teams, wherever you have come from, we are all winner!! We all lived our dream and we can all accept that this was a lifetime experience. Every team is unique and awesome. We all thank F1 in Schools for the chance we all have been given to. We can all say that f1 in schools have changed our lives, we have all evolved as personalities! We dreamed-we imagined-we created-we innovated-we made our dream come true! We are the ambassadors of today’s youth, we want to inspire others and to share our knowledge, we want to emphasize innovation and to show that with teamwork and passion…you can reach the top”