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All-girl team in world final of F1 car design contest

The international schools competition involves creating prototype versions of F1 cars.

An all-girl engineering team from a West Lothian high school has reached the finals in a competition to design a prototype Formula One car of the future.

Velocity Racing, from Inveralmond High School, is heading to the to the world finals of the F1 in Schools, taking place in Singapore in September.

The team is made up of Nicole Mulrainey, Amy Shaw, Megan Cleaver, Katie Saunders, Chloe Adam and Beth Lewis.

It is the first all-girls team to make it to the world finals since 2014.

The competition is set up to invigorate pupils interest in subjects such as science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

'We'll be the first all-girls team since 2014 to make it to worlds, which is huge for us.'
Chloe Adam

It involves using computer design software to create a small version of a Formula One car powered by a compressed air cylinder.

The teams must analyse their designs to ensure they are aerodynamic and produce them through computer aided manufacture.

The competing designs will be raced against each other in Singapore.

Chloe said: "We'll be the first all-girls team since 2014 to make it to worlds, which is huge for us especially as a Scottish team.

"I think the competition's helped us, we've seen a main goal that we all want to achieve."

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