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2018 F1 in SchoolsFormula 1  
STEM Challenge
2nd Annual Cup of the Americas U.S. National Championships
at the
Circuit of The Americas
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 to Saturday, June 16, 2018

Congratulations on your ADVANCEMENT OR INVITATION to the 2018 F1 in Schools Formula 1 ®  STEM Challenge 2nd Annual Cup of the Americas U.S. National Championships at the Circuit of The Americas From Wednesday, June 13, 2018 to Saturday, June 16, 2018.  DOWNSHIFT ®  is working hard to put together another amazing competition complete with teams from ten different states across the UNITED STATES and several provinces across CANADA  as well as multiple countries from LATIN AMERICA competing head on in the F1 in Schools Formula 1 ® STEM Challenge PROFESSIONAL and ENTRY classes as well as exhibitions of the Land Rover's 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge and Jaguar Primary School Challenge.  In addition, participating students will continue to have access to some of today's top Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) companies as well as university admission counselors and recruiters.  

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  • STEP 1:  REVIEW 2017-18 U.S. Nationals Competition and Technical Regulations
    • 2017-18 F1 in Schools Formula 1® STEM Challenge - Professional Class
      • Competition Regulations - U.S. Adapted
      • Technical Regulations - U.S. Adapted
    • 2017-18 U.K. Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge
      • Competition Regulations - U.K. Version
      • Technical Regulations - U.K. Version
    • 2017-18 F1 in Schools Formula 1® STEM Challenge - Entry Class Guidebook - U.K. Version
    • 2017-18 Jaguar Primary School Challenge Guidebook - U.K. Version
  • STEP 2:  REVIEW and DETERMINE Your Competition(s)' Registration Fee(s)
  • STEP 3:  REVIEW Challenge Design Criteria & Agreement (Professional Class ONLY) 
  • STEP 4:  REGISTER Your Team(s)
  • STEP 5:  REMIT Payment...IF PAYING BY CREDIT CARD...for Your Team's Registration(s)
  • STEP 6:  RESERVE Your Team's Hotel Rooms
  • Click HERE to REVIEW the Tentative Skeleton Schedule for the U.S. Nationals Championships


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Team DOWNSHIFT ®

STEP 1 
REVIEW
 2017-18 U.S. F1 in Schools™ "Professional Class"
Competition and Technical Regulations

2017-18 
Comp
etition Regulations

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2017-18
Technical Regulations

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REVIEW 2018 Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge 
U.K. Competition and Technical Regulations

2017-18
Competition Regulations

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2017-18
Technical Regulations

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REVIEW 2017-18 F1 in Schools "Entry Class" and Jaguar Primary School Challenge
Guidebooks - U.K. Version

2017-18
F1 in Schools Formula 1® STEM Challenge Entry Class - U.K. Version

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2017-18

Jaguar Primary School Challenge 

U.K. Version

STEP 2 
REVIEW
 and DETERMINE Your Competition(s)' Registration Fee(s) 

F1 in Schools (Professional Class)
U.S. Nationals Qualifiers

F1 in Schools (Professional Class)
U.S. Nationals by Invitation

F1 in Schools (Entry Class)
U.S. Nationals Exhibition by Invitation

Land Rover 4x4 Technology Challenge
U.S. Nationals Exhibition 

Jaguar Primary School Challenge
U.S. Nationals Exhibition

STEP 3 
REVIEW F1 in Schools  Formula 1®  STEM Challenge Design Criteria & Agreement
Professional Class ONLY

Design Criteria for the F1 in Schools Formula 1® STEM  Challenge

All teams must comply with the following criteria:

  • The F1iS team must contain either a minimum of three (3) or a maximum of six (6) students.
  • The F1iS team must use Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) software to produce and model concepts in 3D.
  • The F1iS team must use Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines (i.e. lathes, mills or routers), 3D printers/rapid prototypers or manufacturing centers/partners to produce the car body.
  • The F1iS car body must be made from the Denford F1 Model Block.
  • The dimensions of the car body, together with the wheels, must match the dimensions outlined in the rules.
  • Each car body must be manufactured either at the team school or at a manufacturing center/partner location.
  • Each car body must be painted with a high-quality finish.  Only a limited amount of hand finishing to the car body is allowed.
  • Each team must bring the car and an identical spare backup car to any F1iS regional or super regional race event and the F1iS U.S. National Championships.
  • Each team must produce an Enterprise portfolio that will include evidence of marketing, social media presence, sponsorship procurement and team identity according to the regulations set forth in the F1 in Schools Formula 1® STEM  Challenge Competition Rules.
  • Each team must produce a Technical portfolio that will include evidence of research, analysis,  initial ideas, design development, manufacturing process and testing as well as remake and retesting according to the regulations set forth in the F1 in Schools Formula 1® STEM  Challenge Competition Rules.
  • Each team must supply, in the Technical portfolio, a third angle orthographic projection and a 3D rendering of the final design - both produced using a 3D CAD package.
  • Each team must complete a specification sheet that must be displayed in the Technical portfolio.
  • Each team may face a state-level F1iS race elimination event to determine advancement to the 2nd Annual F1iS U.S. National Championships in May or June, 2018 (TBD) at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX.  EXCEPTION(1):  Any state teams competing in a Super Regional Race event or neighboring State Regional Race event that is NOT their "Home" state will represent their "Home" state at the F1iS U.S. National Championships if they qualify by being one of the top three teams from their "Home" state at the end of the "out of state" competition they may have participated in.  EXCEPTION(2):  Participation of "out of state" teams in Super Regional Race events or State Regional events will NOT eliminate the qualifying top three "in state" teams from advancing to the U.S. National Championships.
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Agreement Criteria:

1)  I wish to organize a team for the 2017-18 F1 in Schools Formula 1® STEM Challenge.

2)  I accept that any work entered into the F1 in Schools Formula 1® STEM Challenge may be used for the promotion of future events and that work may be kept and used in such circumstances.

3)  I accept that DOWNSHIFT ® and its partners, sponsors as well as subsidiaries have no liability for costs incurred by me or my school for the design and construction of car models to be entered in the F1 in Schools Formula 1® STEM Challenge.

4)  Should my team(s) be accepted as an F1 in Schools Formula 1® STEM Challenge team, I will receive a confirmation with a designated team number.

5)  I accept that rules may be amended at the sole discretion of DOWNSHIFT ®  in accordance with guidance provided by F1 In Schools, Ltd. U.K. for standards issued by same.  (Entrants will be informed of any major changes to the rules.)

6)  I understand that DOWNSHIFT ®  shall be entitled, at its sole discretion, to disqualify teams that breach or do not adhere to the rules and guidelines laid out in the F1 in Schools Formula 1® STEM Challenge Competition or Technical Rules as well as this Agreement.

7)  I must  pay a F1 in Schools Formula 1® STEM Challenge fee and complete this agreement in order to participate.

STEP 4
REGISTER Your Team(s)

NOTE:  A Separate Registration Submission is Required for Each Competition Entered (i.e. F1iS & LR4x4)

Thank you for Registering for the 2018 F1 in Schools Formula 1 STEM Challenge 2nd Annual Cup of the Americas U.S. National Championships Presented by DOWNSHIFT in Partnership With the Circuit of The Americas

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STEP 5
REMIT Payment, by Credit Card, for Competition(s) Selected

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STEP 6
RESERVE Your Team's Hotel Rooms at
The La Quinta Austin Airport



The La Quinta Austin Airport

7625 E Ben White Blvd.

Austin, TX 78741

512.386.6800



1 Bedroom Suite for 99.00 USD

Max Guests:  Four (4)

DOUBLE/DOUBLE Room for 99.00 USD

Max Guests:  Four (4)

1 KING Room for 99.00 USD

Max Guests:  Four (4)


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La Quinta Offers:  

  • Complimentary Bright Side Breakfast Buffet Each Morning
  • Complimentary Self-Parking
  • Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service Available From 4AM - 12:30 AM Daily
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access
  • Fitness Center and Outdoor Pool
  • Coffee Makers; Microwave; Mini-Fridge; Hair Dryers; Cable TV; and Iron & Ironing Board in ALL Guest Rooms