Nam Phong Racing are the 4th cohort of students from the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City to represent Vietnam in the globally renowned F1 in Schools World Finals.

F1 in Schools is the largest international STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) competition for schools. It challenges students to create their own Formula 1 team which is commissioned to design, construct and race the fastest miniature Formula 1 Car of the Future; a 21cm long scale model built from the F1 in Schools model block and powered by a compressed air cylinder.

Nam Phong Racing consists of 6 highly skilled and innovative International Baccalaureate students who are determined to showcase their talents on a global scale. They are the only team to be representing Vietnam in the World Finals, taking place in September 2018 in Singapore. This places them in the top 0.005% of 20 million students from over 40 different countries who have participated in the competition.

At the World Finals, each team brings along a pit display, their cars and a written 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.

Jonathan Le, Team Manager of Nam Phong Racing describes the benefits of this international competition, “This has undoubtedly given us insight to the real world of design, engineering, budgeting and marketing and continues to give our team members an invaluable experience in identifying our passions and shaping us to be collaborative, problem-solving and innovative global citizens. Thank you to all of our sponsors for making our journey to the World Finals possible.”

Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman of F1 in Schools talks of the opportunities available to students participating in this competition, “The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge has inspired a passion for Engineering in generations of students, with many of our ‘alumni’ moving into careers with Formula 1 teams and companies associated with the sport.”

To follow Nam Phong Racing’s journey to the World Finals, please visit their website.

About The British International School, Ho Chi Minh City

As the largest international school in Vietnam and one of the leading international schools in South East Asia, we are proud of our vibrant school community and our reputation for providing an outstanding quality of education and results. We value academic success highly, but it is also our belief that the all-round development of each child is just as important. Our students are ambitious, our teaching teams are innovative and our school environment is dynamic, ensuring that the education on offer is amongst the very best available, anywhere in the world.