Welcome to Anatolian Racers

2nd in the Greek Nationals Finals




F1 in schools

F1 in Schools is an international STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competition for students aged 9-19, involving more than 20,000,000 participants from over 44 different countries, in which they collaborate with each other and with professionals in order to design, test, develop, manufacture and race a miniature of an F1 car. However, the competition’s objectives don’t stop there. Not only do we have to raise a certain amount of money from sponsorships to complete the whole project, but we also have to promote and market our car to the public. Key skills required for this program are time and risk management, the ability to work productively in a team and many more.

The Competition

In this competition, we work as a team to design, develop and manufacture a miniature F1 model which is about 20 cm long and races twenty meters straight in just about a second, using the power of a compressed CO2 canister. In order to complete a car we must go through the whole design process and develop an understanding of key principles in aerodynamics and engineering.
In addition, we have to create two portfolios (Design & Engineering P. & Enterprise P.) and give a verbal presentation explaining our work in both the enterprise and engineering sectors of the competition. Currently, we are participating in the Greek Regionals, where we hope to progress to the National Finals and then, hopefully qualify to the World Finals, which will be held in Singapore September 11-18 2020.

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The acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) refers to the integration of teaching its individual disciplines at all levels of education. STEM is an educational approach designed to combine technology and engineering along with science and mathematics, which are vital for the understanding of the laws of the universe. An advantage of implementing STEM in our lives is our future improvement, since in the near future approx. 25% of our jobs will involve STEM knowledge. Education will change from traditional classes and conferences to something more synchronized, where exploring and discovering new things will be the most important key to better learning. Lastly, with STEM you can develop many skills, such as solving problems, critical thinking and teamwork. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlPJ48simtE

The School

Anatolia College established the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Training Center in 2012, aiming not only at strengthening the existing teaching of science in school, but also in its comprehensive and effective application in the fields of Mathematics, Engineering, Technology and Science. Based on the Center's programs and with the guidance of it’s professionals, we formed our team and have continued our efforts to distinguish ourselves in the F1 for Schools competition.

Over the last 4 years, Anatolia College has led 10 teams to the National Finals, while 3 of them have qualified for the World Finals. In fact, team RESET was crowned National Champions in 2015 and was very successful in the World Finals in Singapore the same year, ranking 11th among 48 other teams and 3rd in the Knock-Out Races. Anatolia College even held the 4th National Finals in Thessaloniki in April 2015.
Read more: https://anatolia.edu.gr

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Our Team

Our journey began in 2017 where three students full of admiration and passion for cars decided to take part in this competition. We did not manage to qualify for the National Finals but the experience we gained allowed us to do so next year. With some changes to our staff, we found ourselves in the National Finals, finishing 1st among all Junior High Schools and 6th overall. We qualified for the World Championship and thus created a new collaboration team, Anemos Racing, which represented Greece at the 15th World Finals, in Abu Dhabi. We claimed the 13th place among 55 teams while having the 3rd fastest car. This year the team of 4 members, having world championship experience, is ready to repeat the process aiming even higher.

To design and manufacture the most competitive car and develop a strong team brand and new skills while inspiring peers, promoting sustainability and STEM education worldwide.

Innovating with Passion and Discipline

We develop and compete with success by balancingdetermination and ethics, maintaining discipline and open-mindedness while projecting dynamism and responsibility.

The Team Logo and Colors:
Our logo was designed by the team designer and later revised by a graphic design professional. It delivers a sense of power and speed with the flame in the drawing. In addition, the royal blue which is being used gives confidence between the members and the team. The colors used in the logo are mainly the colors thatrepresent our school.

The Rationale and Process of Creating the Logo:
Our logo was designed by the team's graphic designer and later revised by a professional in the field of graphic design. It delivers a sense of power and speed, some traits we take pride in. Before we started designing the logo, we thought it was a good idea to start by asking a series of important questions and analyzing our answers as part of brainstorming. Some of these questions were:
a) Why are we here?
B) who do we represent?
C) What do we value most?
D) What is our character; and many other similar questions. We continued looking for a theme connected to the competition around which we could shape the logo, a formula car wheel. Then we applied Kadinsky's theory which says that certain colors are aesthetically pleasing to the human eye when applied to certain shapes. To be precise Kandinsky claimed that: "a bright yellow complements the angular sharpness of a triangle, a cool, spiritual Blue is a perfect match for a circle. While an earthy, visceral red works nicely with a square.”Based on the above, in the design of the logo of Anatolian Racers, we applied the theory using a royal blue in the form of a car tire, which is round/circular.
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Team Colors:
By incorporating two main colors and two shades of them into our logo, we were given a plethora of graphic options for the car, pit display, portfolio, sponsorship proposal, and more. In addition, with the blue and yellow colors, we also represent our school, while adhering to Kandinsky's color theory.
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papanastasiou panagiotis leader engineer

Papanastasiou Panagiotis

Leader and Engineer

Panagiotis participates in the competition for the third year and is the team leader and the head of the engineering department of the team. His responsibilities as a leader are to coordinate all team members and oversee all parts of the project so that the team is competitive. He also organizes the time, assures that the team follows the deadlines, manages the risks and as a more experienced team member he advises the others on their development. In addition, as the head of the Engineering Department, Panagiotis designs, researches, tests, controls and manufactures the car and writes the Design and Engineering Portfolio.

papaikonomou dimitris resource manager

Papaoikonomou Dimitris

Resource Manager

Dimitris participates in the competition for the second year and is in charge of finding resources and sponsors for the team. His main responsibility is to find sponsors and manage the funds. He is collaborating with businesses and Panayiotis to provide the necessary materials and financial support. Its role is to create the budget, the sponsorship strategy, and manage the financial costs and resources of the team. He works with Anastasia to create an effective marketing strategy and promote the competition and the team.

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Jason Papaioannou

Graphic Designer

Jason is participating for the first year and is our team's Graphic Designer. Using his knowledge in design, Jason has put his creativity to work and has created the logo and the whole identity of the team. In addition, he oversees its use consistently across all sections of the competition. Jason also draws outlines for social media along with Anastasia and outlines of all team work. Lastly, Jason develops the design of the pit display.

papanastasiou anastasia head of social media and website

Papanastasiou Anastasia

Head of Social Media & Website

Anastasia participates in the competition for the first year and is the Head of the Social Media and the Website. Anastasia is responsible for creating the website and manages the social media. Her obligation is to think of ideas that will make the group's social media unique and to create and reconsider with Dimitris help the group's marketing strategy. She also arranges the group's social actions and public appearances.

filippos vryzas design engineer

Filippos Vryzas

Design Engineer

Filippos was the Leader and Head Engineer of Team WOT. His role includes helping Panagiotis with the design of the car and the writing of the Engineering Portfolio.

neoptolemos zervas R&D engineer

Neoptolemos Zervas

R&D Engineer

Neoptolemos was the substitute member of Team WOT. His job is to do research on principles regarding the car’s performance with the help of a professor and to suggest tests to Panagiotis in order to develop the car.

alexandros routsonis marketing assistant

Alexandros Routsonis

Marketing Assistant

Alexandros was the Marketing Manager of Team WOT. His responsibility is to help Dimitris with the Enterprise Portfolio and learn through this process. He also helps Anastasia with the Marketing & Sponsorship side of the Marketing Document.

ioannis athanasakopoulos social media assistant

Ioannis Athanasakopoulos

Social Media Assistant

Ioannis was the Resource Manager of Team WOT. Now, due to the Covid-19 situation, his role consists of helping Anastasia with coming up with new post ideas for Social Media and is close to Jason so as to pick up a few things about graphic design.

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what’s in it for me

Website-Social Media:
We post daily about the team's progress on our Social Media and on our website. Publications reach about 500 people across the various platforms we are active on. These people are mainly students and people who are interested in the automotive sector. Depending on the category, the publications that we will make to promote your company also change.

We are dressed in the team's uniforms in all our actions, during racing hours, in interviews and on the web. Depending on the sponsorship’s category, your logo will vary on our clothing. There are over 1,000 students in our school every day and at least 400 of them will be able to see us in T-shirts every day even if they don't know us.

After consultation we can stick a sticker with your logo on our car, which will be displayed in racing, kiosk, portfolios and some online publications.

Pit Display:
The pit display of the team is set up at the national finals held in May, at The Mall in Athens and is being screened by critics, other contestants, spectators, but also it is shown in the press andonline.


Intermediate Tire Sponsor

0 - 300€
  • Logo on the team's clothing
  • Logo on the team's pit display
  • Logo, name and a short description on the team's website
  • Receive newsletters with the team's progress
  • Logo and name on social media
  • Logo in the portfolio

Hard Tire Sponsor

300 - 600€
  • Logo on team clothing
  • Logo on the team's pit display
  • Logo, name and a short description on the team's website
  • Receive newsletters with the team's progress
  • Logo, name and short description on social media
  • Logo in the portfolio
  • Business cards on the pit display

Medium Tire Sponsor

600 - 900€
  • Logo on the team's clothing, placed in a better position
  • Logo on the team's pit display placed in a better position
  • Logo, name, description and a small ad on the website
  • Receive newsletters with the team's progress
  • Logo, name, description and small ads on social media
  • Logo on the cover and inside the portfolio
  • Business cards on the pit display
  • Mention and thank you to team interviews
  • Logo on the team's car

Soft Tire Sponsor

900+ €
  • His logo is on the front of the clothing, next to the team logo
  • Logo on the team’s pit display. One part of the pit display will be reffering to him
  • Logo, name, description and ads on the team's website
  • Receive newsletters with the team's progress
  • Logo, name, description and ads on social media
  • Logo on the cover and inside the portfolio
  • Business cards, marketing material, brochures on the pit display
  • Mention and thank you to team interviews
  • Logo on the team's car
  • Presentations at various events and / or sponsor events

A unique experience

F1 in Schools is a truly unique experience that helps us acquire and improve many new skills, gain knowledge in a variety of different sectors and have an insight of the real F1 world. It gives us the opportunity to become more mature, explore and become more self-aware in preparation for our future. When faced with passion, this competition becomes a life-changing venture.

“Firstly I would like to express my gratitude for being given the opportunity to take part in such a life-changing experience. F1 in Schools has taught me more things I would have ever imagined, and I would truly recommend it to anyone my age. The skills I have developed while having fun and sharing my passions with my team-mates are countless. Not only have I learnt to manage time and risks, but I’ve also learnt to use CAD and CFD software. Monitoring budgets, working under pressure, following deadlines and cooperating with my team members, but also professionals in the field, are part of this amazing experience. This program has shown me what I’m capable of and has given me a huge insight into how the F1 world and other businesses work. The passion and excitement within the team makes working more fun and helps us achieve even more. Thanks to this competition I have discovered and learnt skills that will guide me in my future academic and professional life. I hope this can be an inspiration to any other student searching for a thrilling and very educational experience.” Panagiotis Papanastasiou, Team Leader of Anatolian Racers

“I decided to take part in this competition because from a young age I really liked F1 and cars in general.This year, in Junior High School, I found friends that had the same common interest with me, so we formed team W.O.T. and we decided, despite our young age to participate in the F1 in schools competition. From the moment we formed the team I haven’t stopped learning new things. At first, we found that writing the portfolios was quite difficult and also time consuming, but we overcame the difficulties together as a team. Another important skill I have achieved so far is teamwork. Also, I have learned significantly interesting facts and information, that not only helped me in F1, but in my daily life too. During this competition we studied aerodynamics and their applications in an F1 racing model. We also gained knowledge on how to organise our time and to create presentations. F1 in schools competition is not only a great learning opportunity, but also is fun because you are with your friends andyou can spend your time creatively and pleasantly.” Ioannis Athanasakopoulos: Social Media assistant

The Car

Renders made by Dimitris Kalpakidis. Check him out on social media https://www.instagram.com/dimitris_kalpakidis

One of the first steps to design a competitive car is to develop an aerodynamic efficient model. To achieve this, a variety of CFD tests are conducted on several design concepts. The results are analyzed and integrated into the design process, developing the car even further each time.

Design Considerations
While designing a car, we must ensure that it is compliant with all Technical Regulations and all manufacturing limitations. This stage is crucial for ensuring that the model will score all points in the specifications judging and it can be manufactured easily with success. Often, compromises between aerodynamics and regulation compliance have to be made.

Structural Rigidity - Reliability
The final stage of an F1 in Schools race consists of the stoppage of the car. To do so, fragile and easily deformed materials are used, such as cotton or wool. To help with ensuring that no breakages occur, FEA tests are conducted to verify the rigidity of the model. So, while designing a car its rigidity has to be accounted for too.

Contact Us

Our team is at your disposal for any information about the competition and our actions. The competition is a life changing experience for all team members. It is very important for us to have people around us who support and believe in our abilities and vision.

The team's contact address is: