Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 8, 2019
REVISED - October 8, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #11

P1NNACLE Formula 1 in Schools


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Charlie Hunsicker, x6001
Director, Parks and Natural Resources

Brian Kendzior/Margi Nanney - Team Advisors

Eleanor Hopkins - Palmetto High/Graphic Designer

Arianna Longo - Palmetto High/Resource Manager

Hunter Raley - Palmetto High/Manufacturing Engineer

Action Requested
Presentation of P1NNACLE Formula 1 in Schools.

Enabling/Regulating Authority


Background Discussion

Formula 1 in Schools is the world's largest science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition in the world.  Team P1NNACLE won the USA F1 in Schools National Championship in Austin, TX in February 2019, which qualified them to represent the USA at the F1 in Schools World Finals in Abu Dhabi, UAE in November 2019. 

Manatee County Schools has more podium finishes at the World level than any other school district in the United States and has had a presence in the competition since 2006.

Students form a team like a business and must market and engineer miniature Formula 1 cars to compete against as many as 50 other teams from 30+ countries.  Last year's team finished 3rd.  Manatee County won in 2010 in Singapore and since that time has two seconds, three thirds, and a fourth place finish at Worlds plus 6 USA National Championships.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Manatee County BOCC Presentation Outline.pdf