Frensham students are in the race for formula one success - model formula one that is.
The school has registered a team of four Year 9, and five Year 10 students in the Professional Class program, F1 in Schools competition, to create and race model cars.
The students are on track to compete in the regional round, of the event in Macarthur in August.
Students across the country compete in the Cadet Class, Development Class and Professional Class which range in difficulty, and guidelines for students' designs.
There are many stages before their cars can cross the finish line - let alone be cut and printed for the race.
Frensham students are currently in the process of refining their designs using computer-aided design software, before they are analysed with computational fluid dynamic software, to test their aerodynamics and efficiency.
"It is lots of building and refining," said Year 10 team manager Summer Oxley.
"It's very exact with lots of measuring.
"We are measuring within 0.5 of a millimetre."
"There are lots of stages of testing to make the best model possible."
"The goal is for the car to be a work in progress, and constantly evolving," said STEM coordinator and Frensham technology teacher Andrew McMillan.
Teams are also expected to produce a portfolio to showcase different facets of the design process and team marketing, budgeting, project management and the collaboration with industry partners.
The girls have reached out to local businesses for potential sponsorship.
"The pressure's on," said Year 10 team manager Monique Andersson.
"There is not much time, and lots to do."
"It is always fun to compete and test your skills, and go against others," added Year 9 team manager Cassia Berry.
Designs must adhere to specific criteria outlined by The Australian Competition and Technical Regulations.
This is the first time all of the students are due to compete in the competition.
Frensham first competed in the program in 2015 and has also participated in 2016 and 2017.
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