Staff and students at Denbigh High School are celebrating after their F1 in Schools team won the Welsh Nation Champions title.

Team Quantum from Denbigh High competed against 28 other teams in the Professional Class at the UK National Final and were crowned Welsh Champions.

The team have enjoyed a run of success and the year 9 students, Zara Addis, Tom Fishwick, Hollie Lloyd and Libby Chapman, will now look to to step up another gear in preparation for the World Finals next winter.

Here they will compete against teams from across the globe for a chance to win the F1 in Schools World Champions trophy, and highly valued City University of London and University College London Engineering scholarships.

They will need to design and engineer three identical cars to race, and create a new pit display, team branding and uniform as well as other project elements that will be formally assessed.

The final challenge which will run alongside one of the F1 Grand Prix races, however a location is yet to be announced.

Hollie, team manager, said: “We are really thankful for this opportunity and this experience will help us in the future. I’m so excited for this unbelievable chance to compete in the 2019 World Final.

"Everything we have all learnt, and the journey so far, has been amazing.”

Denbigh High School has been success in the competition in recent years. with Its all-girl team Tachyon winning numerous awards at the World Final 2015 in Singapore and in 2016 in Texas.

Gareth Jones, subject leader of design and technology at Denbigh High School, has been involved with the F1 in Schools competition since it was introduced at the school.

Mr Jones said: “The standard of work from teams in the F1 in Schools competition has been awe-inspiring.

"The talent and commitment the students have demonstrated shows that science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in the UK has a strong future.

“As a school we are incredibly proud of what team Quantum have achieved so far and we are looking forward to offering them every opportunity to succeed when representing our country in the world finals.”