F1 IN SHCOOLS CHALLENGE 2014
By: Dale Munatswa
The Top Gear Festival F1 Pro-type in Schools challenge introduced female competitors this year, who surprisingly set a record in the sport.
The competition organised by Durban University of Technology and Top Gear Festival Durban was held at Sun Coast on Saturday. This year saw girls high schools entering the challenge for the first time. It offered a platform to oppose the social norm: “Girls are all about fashion and girl-like sports such as Netball,” and the girls really proved it wrong. Girls can certainly design very fast F1 pro-type cars, and add a beauty aspect to it in terms of appearance.
Durban Girls Collage’s Team Ignition reached the finals, but however lost to Clifton Collage’s Team Honey Badgers. Team Collage Ignition holds the second fastest car record in the history of F1 pro-type racing in South Africa.