Octane wins two F1 awards

A TEAM of students from Dundalk Grammar School won two racing car awards at the F1 in Schools 2011 World Finals, which was held in Malaysia.

A TEAM of students from Dundalk Grammar School won two racing car awards at the F1 in Schools 2011 World Finals, which was held in Malaysia.

The award-winning team is called Octane Racing and is comprised of Team Manager Kevin O’Malley; graphic designers Rollo Konig-Brock and Ben Reynolds; Communications Manager Dan Finnamore; Design Engineer Adam Matthews; and Resource Manager Daniel McCarthy-Edwards.

Octane Racing won the ‘Best Website’ including iPhone app and ‘Best Pit Display’ awards at the high pressured three day event of judging and racing of 23 teams from all over the world.

Teams are judged on car speed, as well as supporting evidence of their design, verbal presentation and marketing display stand in ‘‘the pits”. T

The Dundalk team also received four nominations - ‘Best Portfolio’, ‘Best Sponsorship and Marketing’, ‘Best Website’ and ‘Best Pit Display’. They succeeded in getting into the top three for best team identity, best sponsorship and marketing

“We are all extremely proud of their achievement. We would also like to congratulate Australia who are the new F1 in Schools 2011 World Champions,” said Dundalk Grammar School teacher and mentor, Scott Nowell.

After the competition, the lads enjoyed a well deserved tour of Malaysia and also attended the Singapore Grand Prix last weekend. They are due home this week.

In the three months leading up to the finals the team staged a massive fundraising effort and succeeded in raising over e23,000 in sponsorship.

The sponsors included Dundalk Grammar School, Print Express, ems and associates.ie, The Food House, Ace Hire and White Door.

For more information visit www.f1octaneracing.com or www.f1inschools.com.