SolvAir Sponsor Smithy Speeders F1 Team

Our Team at SolvAir were thrilled to receive a letter from Smithy Bridge Primary School, Littleborough, asking if we would consider supporting their school Formula One Team in an upcoming event.

Proud to support UK Engineering & Education

On 12th March 2024, SolvAir were proud sponsors, with Carbonlite, of the Smithy Bridge Primary School F1 Team – the Smithy Speeders - at the Schools National Final, Magna Science Exhibition, Rotherham.

Getting to the National Final meant that the Smith Speeders had to take on the impressive task of building a scaled-down Formula One car, including undertaking the research, design, construction and testing.

The National Final saw the Smithy Speeders competing against forty other teams from all over the UK, as well as two teams from Hong Kong! They demonstrated remarkable teamwork and ingenuity, culminating in the creation of an outstanding F1 car and race.

You can read more about the fantastic initiatives by F1 in Schools to enhance UK Engineering and STEM education through their website.

“We would like to say huge well done to the whole team for your achievements. We would also like to say a huge thank you to Solvair and Carbonlite for sponsoring our project and making it possible for us to attend this amazing event.”
Sue Lord, Staff at Smithy Bridge Primary School

Watch the live stream

The National Final was live streamed, and can be watched back on F1 in Schools (Primary Class) YouTube channel. SolvAir would like to send our congratulations to the Smithy Speeders for being nominated for an impressive Judge’s Award on the day!

You can view all the action on the video here or directly on YouTube!

"It is fantastic to see Schools taking part in an exciting sport that encourages teamwork, business skills and of course, engineering. Everyone at SolvAir sends their congratulations on a great race to the Smithy Speeders"
Chris Davies | SolvAir CEO

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