Technology, engineering and design on show with McLaren MP4-21 Formula 1 car visit

The McLaren Formula 1 car visit is part of the STEM initiative at Northholm Grammar, giving students the opportunity to get up close to the world’s best and coolest technology to promote engineering and design studies.

As part of the F1 in Schools Program operating at Northholm Grammar, students use the same engineering and design concepts to produce replica models of F1 racing cars . The program is the largest STEM competition in the world and is run by Re-Engineering Australia Foundation (REA) who have brought the car to Northholm today. The program gives students the opportunity to compete on the world stage rubbing shoulders with Formula One teams.

Northholm Grammar would like to thank Dr Michael Myers, OAM, Founder and Chairman of REA Foundation who joined us for the day to speak to all our students from K to Year 12 about the McLaren Formula 1 car, STEM, engineering and the F1 in Schools Program. Northholm is extremely grateful to have Dr Myers share his knowledge and experience with our students. We would also like to thank Mr Russel McCool, Year 6 teacher, for organising this fantastic event for our students.

51 nations and 22 000 students are involved in the program every year. The Team McLaren Mercedes 2006 Formula One car, the MP4-21, made its track debut at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. The MP4-21 was at the time a fundamentally new car, however the basic concept is an evolution of the 2005 challenger, the MP4-20, which won ten out of the season’s 19 Grands Prix.