FOUR Brooks High School students have made Australia's fastest formula one model car in this year's National F1 Cars in Schools Challenge.
But, as is often the case in the real world of formula one racing, the victory didn't come without some controversy.
Brooks High Schoolteam captain Jonty Moss, 15, said his team was "pretty amazed" to have the fastest car.
"I was hoping for it, but some other cars that were made were pretty quick and had some sophisticated methods, but luckily ours came out the fastest," he said.
"Our car did 1.075 seconds down a 20-metre track."
All the cars were designed and hand-made by the students, a process that took the Brooks High students three months.
"Let's just say our manufacturing engineer was pretty good with his programming," Jonty said.
A team from Kings Meadows High School initially won the fastest car category, but fell foul of the competition rules when the rear of is car was deemed too narrow.
"It's a good learning experience, it just shows we'll have to measure up a bit better next time," Kings Meadows F1 Cars in Schools Program co-ordinator Richard Gregory said.
Port Dalrymple also competed in the nationals.