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Science and the 2019 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix

Updated: Jun 7


Formula 1 is the most spectacular motor racing sport in the world. To ensure that cars are designed, tested, and built to be super-fast as well as safe, F1 teams use their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) and STEM Hub teamed up to create The Science of F1 educational booklet designed to inspire young minds to explore STEM subjects, and to learn how STEM shapes not only motor racing but everyday life. The booklet was designed specifically for students in grades 6 to 8 and integrates the Australian School Curriculum. 


Launched at the 2019 Rolex Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, the booklets gave students and teachers a greater appreciation for the sport, provided information relevant to the competition, and allowed students to see what science looks like in action.


The booklets were a handy tool to have providing useful information about racing, track dynamics and tyres that race teams would be using.


Designed to have maximum interaction from the reader, students were asked to solve problems relevant to F1 racing, and required to think of examples where the STEM based theory existed in everyday life.  


STEM Hub meets RMIT University's Vice Chancellor


STEM Hub's founder, Dr Jo Zimpel posing with RMIT’s Vice Chancellor Martin Bean. We were humbled that he took the time to speak to us about our publication, and STEM Hub’s plans for future publications.  



Why we do what we do?


  1. Inspire Australia's next generation to take up STEM studies and ultimately become our next innovators and disruptors.

  2. Bring STEM careers to life and bridge the gap between industry and education.

  3. Ensure that students and teachers are engaged directly with hands-on events and activities, inspiring learners to develop an interest in STEM.

  4. Support educators to better focus on STEM in the classroom.


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