This project began 10 years ago with a robotics team. During this decade we have learnt, shared and inspired other schools and people in Mexico who are interested in science and technology.
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It is the first time that Mexico has a champion in F1 IN SCHOOLS. We are a team committed to our heritage, with passion for learning and attention to detail. This trip has given us the opportunity to appreciate the complexity of Formula 1 from the most elementary to the most intricate angles and variety of perspectives that can exist in a team like this. In addition, it provides crucial skills for a career in engineering, some of which are amazing, even for some of the graduate engineers all over the world.
A piece of art: Francesa.
F1 IN SCHOOLS
The Formula 1 technological challenge
It is one of the most important STEM in the skills world. It is present in over 40 countries and is intended to inspire the next Formula 1 engineers generation. This project has provided us with a wide range of experience on teamwork and comprehensive project management, essential for our future races. For more information visit www.f1inschools.com
Javier Miranda Escalante - Team Manager
Javier, as Team Manager, is involved in all the processes related to the project. He is responsible for things to go well and is attentive every member’s activities. As Javier is very young, he is in love with everything related to the world of motorsports. His dream has always been to be part of Formula 1.
Mario Zarate Villazon - Design Engineer
Mario, as a design engineer or technical director, as we like to call him, is responsible for the design of the car, as well as for the organization of test plans and of virtual simulations analyses. Mario has always dreamt of being involved in the top category of motor racing: Formula 1.
Fernando Beltran de la Paz - Manufacturing Engineer
Fernando is responsible for carrying out various operations involving lead cars design. His work involves the entire process, namely, he is in charge of the conception of the idea, the virtual design and the final product. He also analyzes the shape of the car to find out how viable it is to mechanise it. Fernando has always liked two things: cars and aerodynamics in extreme sports and, in turn, the incorporation of renewable energies. F1 IN SCHOOLS was the point where he met with his passions.
Diego Ortega Alvarez - Graphic Designer
Diego is responsible for the development of all the visual material of the team. He revises and designs brochures, folders, and the different visual materials we use in order to keep the same graphic identity that reflects the Panteras’ principles. Diego enjoys drawing, however, he is also fascinated by biomimetics, which is why he worked directly in the overall design of the car and also decided to collaborate with Panther Racing.
Lorenzo Aizpuru Gutierrez - Resource and Media Manager
Lorenzo is responsible for verifying the management of different computer resources. He also collaborates managing social media to promote work and team development. In addition, he is responsible for, among other things; actively participating in the Panther Racing engineering and marketing. Lorenzo has always liked robotic competitions, in which he has participated several times. This year he accepted a new challenge: F1 IN SCHOOLS.
JosE Arturo Vergara Aceves - Community Manager
Along with the resource manager he is in charge of the marketing campaign to promote the team and the competition in our country. He is also our contact with sponsors and strategic alliances, being responsible for the support our team has got from companies all around the world. Through F1 in schools he has expanded his vision of science, and learned different aproaches scientific and technological areas
This federation is essential in promoting motorsports in Mexico due to its cooperation in automobile competitions, events organisation, training, etc. We are very grateful for all their support by providing us with important contacts within the motor sport, proper development of the team and the approach to this sport.
FIA OMDAI MEXICO
They are the representation of the FIA in our country. They carry all international motor racing events in Mexico such as the Grand Prix Formula 1 and 6 hours Mexico. They also cooperate with the national competitions organization. We have been invited to the WEC, and have been introduced to some official WEC track instructors. We also attended the interventions and signalling courses.
TELCEL - RACING RPL
It is one of the most important Mexican teams in motorsport competing in Formula 4, the challenge of Ferrari, Porsche GT3 Cup and the Super Copa Telcel. They are led by one of the most important Mexican drivers, Ricardo Perez de Lara. Ricardo was recognized in 2014 by the FIA as the most important driver in Latin America. He is also the world champion Ferrari Challenge. We have been invited to work as part of his Formula 4team.
One of the most important educational institutions in Mexico; recognised not only for its high academic standards, but also for their competitiveness and presence in education and technology major events as well as for its high level of social commitment. Its support with materials, mentoring and opportunities is essential for us so that we can achieve higher goals, a great amount of funds and a new well-equipped workshop.
SimScale is an engineering simulation platform that is revolutionizing the way engineers, designers, scientists and students design their products. This platform profits from the power of cloud technology to make innovative simulators. We have been granted access and accounts so as to use their powerful wind tunnels as long as we want. The use of this tool is essential to analyse and improve our car design.
It is a company that helps individuals and other companies to achieve the best version of themselves through their educational technology. His specialty is to prepare people for conferences by teaching them how to have an optimal performance on the podium. We have been being trained during our oral presentations so that we can obtain as many points as possible.
EL TALLER DIGITAL
It’s an innovative brand that creates impressive augmented reality with 3D models, animations, photo galleries, videos, etc., for some of the Mexican most exclusive magazines such as FASTmag, among others. They have been supporting the team with his specialty which is teaching us how to create augmented realities. Plus, they have shared with us their application (AR Infinitum app in the App Store and Google Play) to use it.
Carrancá, Beceiro y Rojas Díez De Bonilla
WORLD TRADE CENTer
Its mission is the integral development, innovation and finding cost-effective solutions in the exhibitions, conventions, social events and entertainment global market. The opportunity that they gave us is very valuable since it allows to continue our own event in one of its largest exhibition halls, the Pepsi Center, where we presented our car and our robots.
It’s a company highly committed to the development of mobile technology. In recent years they have been deeply involved in motorsport, especially Formula 1 and Formula E. Thanks to them, we now have a booth pit: "Powered by Qualcomm." We have been provided mobile devices in which people can see our augmented realities. We also approach the current Formula 1champion, Mercedes AMG.
It is a 100% Mexican company that has been providing its services since 1983 and in the first 19 years was part of the most important Latin American groups specialized in the manufacture of biscuits, bread, bakery, etc .; and since 2002, it has been established as an independent institution, oriented to satisfaction and solving customer problems.
Art Center Design is one of our founder sponsors too, it's lead by one of our founder coaches, Francisco Padilla. Art Center of Mexico started its activities for more than 30 years ago, specializing in the production and marketing of office furniture and home accessories, made of steel, stainless steel, wood, plastic and fiberglass.