Greek student team crowned F1 in schools World Champions

Greek student team crowned F1 in schools World Champions

The Greek student team Infinite Racing, from Mantoulides School crowned F1 in schools World Champions 2016, the Greek flag waved on the highest point and the National Anthem was heard in distant Austin, Texas.

We, all, in KOUMENTAKIS & ASSOCIATES already proud that we have supported this project, we felt great joy and have been inspired to continue. Through this victory it is proven that with Perseverance, Patience, Imagination, Innovation all dreams can be realised!

The members of Infinite Racing Team won first place in the global design competition of manufacturing and racing of small model Formula 1 cars «F1 in Schools 2016», taking the World Champions crown and lifting the famous Bernie Ecclestone World Champions trophy. Greek students prevailed among 39 teams from 23 countries, accumulating a total of 852.3 points against 837.8 of the second group from Australia and 770.5 of the third from Germany.

The members of the group are high school students, Kyriakos Theofanidis Charalambos Kalfas, Vasileia Niavi, Stylianos Mavromatis and Angeliki Samara.

F1 in Schools challenges students to create their own Formula One team which is commissioned to design, construct and race the fastest miniature Formula One Car of the Future; a 21cm long scale model built from the F1 in Schools model block and powered by a compressed air cylinder. Each team of between three and six students creates a ‘pit’ display and showcases their work in developing their race car. At the World Finals each team brings along a pit display, their cars and portfolio, as well as having prepared a verbal presentation for the judges. The cars race on a 20 metre track, with the cars covering the distance in around one second.

The Greek team won an impressive haul of trophies, with the Pressure Challenge Award, Knock-out Competition, Team Website Award, The Enterprise Portofolio Award, Finalist Best Engineered Car Award Pressure Challenge, Knockout Competition and Team Website. At the same time, he received scholarships at City University London and the Engineering department of University College London.
Andreas Papamavros from Infinite Racing said of being crowned World Champions, “It was an amazing night. We were very surprised to be Champions, we did everything we could and hoped for a good position, but we really didn’t expect to win. Our secret to success was the teamwork and our manufacturing which was excellent, it was good solid engineering and getting the best results from every team member is the key to our win. We are just amazed to be Champions, it’s been such a lifetime experience, we are all thrilled with our achievements.”
The team added, “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

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