Welcome to team accelerace

Our Story

We are Team AcceleRace, an all-girl team from Linlithgow Academy representing the UK in the World Finals of  "F1 in Schools".  Our team members include;

Louise Paterson  -  Team Manager 

Isla Petrie  -  Design Engineer 

Louise Murray  -  Graphic Designer

Molly Ganner  -  Manufacturing Engineer 

Aoife Sutton  -  Resources Manager

On the 19th of March we represented Scotland at the UK Finals, held at the home of British motorsport - Silverstone racetrack.  We were able to win 1st Place in Development Class as well as the award for Fastest Car. By winning, we qualified to represent the UK at the F1 In Schools World Finals, which were held in Singapore in September.

What Is F1 in Schools?


F1 in schools is an international STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) competition to design and race a model F1 car. These cars are powered by a CO2 canister and are raced down a straight 20m track. Teams are judged in a wide variety of categories including presentations, portfolios, pit display and  racing. This year at the world finals we will be competing against 51 teams from 24 different countries. 

The team have just finished competing in Singapore. It was an amazing experience and we all loved it! We are so proud of how far we have come as a team and our performance at the world finals. We achieved the 8th fastest car with a time of 1.044 seconds. Overall we placed 40th!

To find out about our experience in Singapore read our daily blog!

Our objectives

Achieve personal development for all of our team members

Leave a long lasting STEM legacy at Linlithgow Academy

Prove that girls CAN succeed in STEM

Contact Us

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We would love to hear from you

Please get in touch to find out more, speak to us, or help us in any way you can.

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Email - team.accelerace@hotmail.com

Phone - 07557 087022

Linlithgow Academy, Braehead Rd, Linlithgow, Scotland EH49 6EH, United Kingdom