Team from RGS take on the world in 'F1 race'

(From left) Nicole Lee, Kirsten Negapatan, Harshita Chauhan, Angeline Lai and Charisse Kwong of Raffles Girls' School showing off their car. They took part earlier this month in the world finals of the F1 in Schools competition, said to be a test of
(From left) Nicole Lee, Kirsten Negapatan, Harshita Chauhan, Angeline Lai and Charisse Kwong of Raffles Girls' School showing off their car. They took part earlier this month in the world finals of the F1 in Schools competition, said to be a test of skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering, maths (Stem), design and management.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

The 16-year-old girls had to design and build a miniature car for the F1 in Schools contest

The official Formula One (F1) site describes a driver's race strategy as "part science, part dark art".

It says: "The basic variables of the equation are simple enough: fuel load and tyre wear. But from then on, it gets vastly more complicated."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2018, with the headline 'Team from RGS take on the world in 'F1 race''. Print Edition | Subscribe