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All the latest news from the Challenge

12th June 2018

So many of you have written to us asking what happened to the Fastest Practice Lap of the Month competition that we have rushed through a tiny update that was needed and it's back! The competition itself is simple in that the person who posts the fastest practice lap time during June, at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, will win some Challenge memorabilia for themselves.

Good luck everybody!


22nd February 2018

Deira International School (DIS) forms a part of the Al-Futtaim Group and is a British Curriculum School based in Dubai Festival City. They are the first school in Dubai to take part in the Challenge and we are very pleased to welcome them into the Challenge.

The school offers an international education to more than 1,600 students who represent over 80 nationalities (as you can see from the photograph). The school values the diversity of cultures and is proud of its multi-cultural environment. DIS is a happy and exciting place to learn and work and that ties in perfectly with the ethos of the Maths in Motion Challenge.


5th February 2018

Isabella,St Anne's C.E. (VC) Primary School, Stoke-on-Trent has won the prize for setting up the fastest practice lap at Shanghai during January with a simply fantastic time of 88.701s. A big "Well done!" Isabella and your prize is in the post!

There's a February prize for getting the fastest practice lap time at Knockhill and the circuit for March will be Gilles Villeneuve. Good luck everyone!

Track, Establishment, User, Lap time

Fastest practice laps for January 2018:

Albert Park, Watford GSB, Thomas - Tim, 72.156s
Auto H. Rodriguez, Roundhay St John's CofE Primary, Abumasab Ahmed, 74.762s
Bahrain, Watford GSB, Thomas - Tim, 71.126s
Baku, St Patrick's R.C. Primary, Mollie Harcourt, 122.455s
Barbagallo, St Thomas More Language College, Ian David, 55.221s
Catalunya, Glasgow Academy Senior, Sambhav Chadha, 71.589s
Circ of the Americas, Butlers Court Combined, Ben Watson, 82.84s
Gilles Villeneuve, Merchant Taylors' Senior Boys', Shaun James, 70.175s
Hockenheimring, Chalfont St Peter CofE Academy, Joe Wright, 65.705s
Hungaroring, Grosvenor Road Primary, Corrin Berry, 79.256s
Interlagos, Tollbar Academy, Sajed Gnedi, 59.007s
Knockhill, Bell Farm Primary, School Master, 51.218s
Marina Bay, Singapore, Shrewsbury High Prep, Karen Lu, 101.744s
Monaco, The Compton School, Omar Maaouane, 71.619s
Monza, Mayflower High, Christopher Dignum, 74.99s
Rookie Raceway, British School of Guangzhou, Matt Hewitt, 88.492s
Sepang, Watford GSB, Thomas - Tim, 86.416s
Shanghai International, St Anne's C.E. (VC) Primary, Isabella, 88.701s
Silverstone, South Hampstead Junior, Leila Nasatyr, 84.532s
Sochi, Watford GSB, Kirijan - Santosh, 98.58s0
Spa-Francorchamps, Kensington Prep, Francesca Macbeth, 105.881s
Suzuka, St Augustine's RC High, Leo Peat, 89.609s
Yas Marina, Stokenchurch Primary, William Bonnett, 93.017s


12th January 2018

When Ben Morgan from Shrewsbury High School wanted some advice about the best way to set up his car, he went straight to the top. Ben wrote to one of the top race engineers for #McLaren, Tom Stallard, and was delighted when not only did he get a detailed reply with some top advice, but also a signed cap!

We're always grateful when professionals take time out of their busy schedules to help our budding mathematical engineers. Well done for taking the initiative Ben! #STEM

10th January 2018

We love receiving positive feedback. Here's something from a college who joined us back in September:

"The students have really engaged with the software and we now have that element of competition in the sessions which is great to see. Unfortunately for them the staff who run the sessions have won more races than the students which is causing a little discontent(!)"


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