Tiro Racing Team have won the Best Research and Development award at the F1 in Schools World Finals in Malaysia.
The team of six engineer apprentices from Kingston, London were named English National Champions in March and now come away from the 2017 World Finals as Best Research and Development team.
Supported by TXM Academy, the team took part in F1 in Schools; the world’s largest multi-disciplinary STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) competition which involves students from 11-19 years-old in teams of four to six members. Their task was to design, manufacture and test a model F1 car following a set of regulations, whilst also considering team identity, branding, marketing and sponsorship; just like a real F1 team.
Tiro Racing were amongst three teams; Pioneers (Germany) and overall World Champions Hyperdrive (Australia), shortlisted for the award, which was supported by McLaren-Honda.
Alongside the success of Tiro Racing was Thomas Halleybone, a Mercedes AMG F1 Composite Apprentice at TXM Academy, who designed and made the trophy for fastest car award, which went to fellow UK team Academy Racing.
“This is a very special moment for everyone connected with Tiro Racing, as well as Thomas Halleybone and his team, and we are immensely proud of them,” described TXM Academy Managing Director Andrew Midgley.
“All their hard work and dedication has come to fruition to be recognised at the F1 in Schools World Finals. Endless hours in the workshop and on the computers have paid off and they thoroughly deserve to be awarded their titles.
“A huge credit must also go to the lecturers and assessors at TXM Academy, who have spent hours, days and weeks helping and developing these apprentices into successful young adults.”