St Fanahan's gear up for F1 In Schools national final


St Fanahan’s gear up for F1 In Schools national final

Sights are set on the capital, for the Crossfire F1 racing team at St Fanahan’s College, Mitchelstown following their recent regional success.

Thursday, 28 March 2013
6:00 PM GMT

The wheels have been set in motion for another success for St Fanahan's College, Mitchelstown in this year's F1 In Schools competition, as the Crossfire Racing team are currently designing a new car in an effort to shave 0.06 seconds off their finishing time.

At the regional finals, they won the awards for Best Engineered car and also for the fastest car in the junior category, but now that the heat is on for the national final on April 30, the pressure exists to improve on their efforts from the regional heats.

The members of the team, Clodagh Hyland, Andrew Mackin, Rachel Connolly, Jack Norris and Conor Coughlan, are now really looking forward to the next phase of the competition and hope to be able to exceed the success of previous teams from the school.

Rachel said that they now also have four new sponsors on board, wth the University of Limerick, Mr Mister, CIT and MacMahon Studios in Ballyporeen. Jack explained that the University of Limerick will be providing them with financial aid, as well as technical and expert support and advice; CIT are giving them a track and controls, so that they can test their new car on a track in their own gym; Mr Mister are partially sponsoring their uniforms, while MacMahon Studios are providing them with official videos and photographs.


Mr Dominic O'Sullivan added that according to the results of the regional finals, Crossfire Racing got the highest scores for three out of the five categories.

They will be heading to Dublin for the national final on April 30, along with the only other Cork school that qualified for the national final, Colaiste an Chraoibhin in Fermoy.

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