F1 in SchoolsTM
is open to anyone aged 7 - 19 years old. Students can compete in different classes within the F1 in Schools challenge.
Eligibility for participation in National and World Final competitions requires all team members to be enrolled as full-time primary or secondary students at the time of the event.
This competition is open to all Australian School students aged 11 - 18 years of age.
There are three classes of competition:
- Cadet Class (Yrs 5 - 12)
A simplified project open exclusively to first time entering students with a restricted pathway to state level competitions. Students may only participate in this class once.
- Development Class (Yrs 5 - 9)
For first time entering students or those who have participated in the Cadet Class. Students may only participate in this class once. This class provides an international collaboration team pathway to the World Final.
- Professional Class (Yrs 5 - 12)
There are two independent divisions at the State level of competition:
There is ONE overall Professional Class division at the National Final level. The overall Professional Class National Champions will represent Australia at the World Final.
- PRO Junior Division - All Students in Years 5 to 9 only
- PRO Senior Division - At least one student in the team is in Year 10, 11 or 12.
A student's school year group is determined from the year group the student is in during the year of regional and state competition.