F1 IN SCHOOLS TO FEATURE AT THE 2024 REPCO ADELAIDE MOTORSPORT FESTIVAL
Held the week prior to the Australian Grand Prix, the Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival is a museum in motion
The 2024 Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival will have a showcase of the globally acclaimed F1 in Schools Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program at the event on March 16 and 17, igniting passion for STEM within motorsport among students and attendees alike.
F1 in Schools is the world’s leading student competition in STEM. The 2024 Australian national F1 in Schools final, featuring 207 students across 44 teams from Australia and New Zealand, will be hosted at St Peter’s College Adelaide from March 11 to 15.
The competition challenges over 17,000 schools across 51 nations, including around 22,000 Australian students annually, to design and race miniature F1 cars, fostering invaluable skills in innovation and engineering.
Following the national finals, F1 in Schools will have a showcase within a new STEM Zone at the 2024 Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival, located on the premium playing field in Victoria Park.
This immersive zone will allow festival-goers to explore and learn about the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge and witness cutting-edge STEM and technological advancements from a variety of organisations.
Held the week prior to the Australian Grand Prix, the Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival is a museum in motion, displaying historic, rare and significant racing vehicles on the Victoria Park section of the Adelaide Street Circuit.
Categories featuring Formula 1, V8 Supercars, Group C and A touring cars, sportscars and more will feature over the course of the Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival, in addition to on-track demonstrations, off-track displays, villas and more.
Amongst the iconic vehicles on-site will be the Benetton B200 that scored podiums in the 2000 Formula 1 season, the Mazda 767B, and Yamaha YZR 500, the Benetton B190 Ford that won the 1990 Adelaide Grand Prix and the Ford Mustang raced by Dick Johnson in the first year of Group A touring cars, while Craig Lowndes will drive a 1988 Arrows A10B Megatron in the Formula 1 category.
Also headed to the festival is one of Mercedes-Benz’s iconic DTM racers, a Mercedes-Benz 190E DTM Group A touring car; a rare Lancia sportscar from the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Lanica Beta Montecarlo Turbo Group 5; and one of the most sought after sportscars from the Ferrari stable, the Ferrari 250 LM.
Lining up as part of the PremiAir Hire Bathurst winners’ category will be the actual car that won just the third Bathurst 500 (now known as the Bathurst 1000) in 1965, the Ford Cortina Mk.I GT500, the two-time winning Holden VH SS Commodore (1982 and 1983) and Holden ZB Commodore (2020 and 2022) plus the Nissan Skyline GT-R R32s that won in 1991 and 1992, amongst others.
The 2024 Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival will also feature a demonstration of some of the most rare and unique Ferrari special, to be called the ‘Ferrari Spettacolo’.
As part of Repco’s naming-rights deal, the Repco Circuit Safari will also feature, allowing lucky guests and fans to be in a bus on track alongside a selection of race cars, enabling the passengers the once in a life-time experience of seeing and hearing iconic sportscars, touring cars and more up close.
For more information, visit www.adelaidemotorsportfestival.com.au