Catalyst Racing was founded on the 6th of October 2021 in the Marist College, Athlone, and it has been in constant operation since then.
Its members, Owen McNamara (Team Manager), Dónal Mc Dermott (Lead Executive Engineer),
David O'Shea (Finance and Sponsorship Manager), Eoin Kane (Graphic Designer), Adam Kenny (Manufacturing Engineer), and Conor Rowe (Design Engineer) are dedicated, hard-working students motivated to reach the standards of excellence expected of Formula One in the Marist College. After an extremely successful day at the Irish National Finals where the team's car broke an eight-year old recordfor fastest car time, Catalyst Racing will be representing Ireland at the 2023 World Finals, with the venue yet to be released.
Meet The team
F1 in Schools is the largest and most successful international, school-based STEM competition. Annually, winners of the national final in each participating country go on to the world finals, which are held in a host country, and live streamed globally at the Grand Prix.
The competition requires students to form and properly finance an F1 team to design and manufacture a miniature CO2-powered F1 car. Similarly to real F1, teams must put together a pit booth, make a verbal presentation, compile engineering and enterprise portfolios and answer judges' questions on anything from the aero-dynamics of the car to the colour palette they chose for branding. They then finally race against other teams. Each of these steps offer fantastic exposure and association opportunities for sponsors.
What Is F1 In Schools?
Every donation is essential to our team. It helps us improve our marketing, buy essential components for our car and conduct more thorough research.
You can support us through our
Sponsorship and Partnership
Catalyst Racing needs sponsors and partners to achieve our goals. We offer a range of benefits and all our sponsors help bring us a step closer to our goal of winning the F1 in Schools World Finals 2023.
Contact David O'Shea (Finance and Sponsorship Manager) below to read our Sponsorship Proposal which goes into intricate detail on what sponsoring our team would mean for you.
Catalyst Racing is supported by numerous Irish businesses.
Local, National and International.