ABOUT

Gonzales Racing is a group of five enterprising transition year students from Gorey Community School, pioneering the design and production of a bespoke miniature Formula One car, as part of a National F1 in Schools Ireland competition. Our car is designed using CAD (computer-aided design) and powered by a C02 cartridge. The competition will judge overall innovation and design, marketing, and production and will require us to showcase our branded car. Finally, we will ambitiously race it competitively, for the hotly contested 1st place finish.

 

OUR CAR

Gonzales Racing will compete in the F1 School Irish National Finals.  Our Car is a 1-20 scale F1 Car that is propelled by a compressed C02 gas cylinder down a straight 20-meter track reaching speeds of over 60m/hr.  

UNTIL RACE DAY.

DESIGN
  • Research undertaken to get advice and information

  • Sketches for miniature F1 car done

  • Use of CAD Computer-Aided Design software to put design in Checking with the F1 in Schools competition regulations rigorously checked.

  • Car tested in a virtual wind tunnel to identify improvement potential.  

  • Car printed in 3D to ensure greater accuracy and the most reliable results.

  • Attention to the acceleration of the car was crucial as the car races on a straightdownward track

  • The ramp-like wings at the front of the car need to shield the wheels from dragAt the rear, pods channel air into the void left behind the car.

MANUFACTURING
  • The car body cut from a regulation F1 Schools block using CNC Manufacturing process.

  • Wheels and wings are manufactured separately using 3D printing.

  • Wings then glued to the car

  • Bearings and axles for the wheels are then fitted and glued.

  • Car finished with lacquer and spray paint in our signature black and gold colours and is ready to race!

 

MEET OUR TEAM

We have learned that the most important thing about this competition is working together as a team.  We each have our designated roles and responsibilities but we help each other and together figure out solutions to the challenges that face us.  As Michael Jordan says, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”

Billy Trafford 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graphic Designer

 

Billy is responsible for all design work for the website, marketing activities, pit display, and portfolio design.  He creates, manages, and updates all content for the website and reviews and evaluates its functionality and performance. 

 

“I believe in a clear, visual and creative presentation of our team”

Cian Waters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design Engineer

Cian is responsible for designing an aerodynamic car, which is propelled by a compressed gas cylinder.  He used Computer-Aided Design to bring his vision of the car to life.  

 

"I believe an innovative design is a key to any good car"

Tiernan O’ Doherty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team and Sponsorship Manager

Tiernan is responsible for leading the team and the sponsors and managing all team operations.  He supports team members to understand their roles and works with them to creatively find solutions to problems.

 

"I believe good teamwork is the engine needed to win any race"

Marcus Wallace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing Engineer

Marcus is responsible for sourcing all materials for the car, overseeing quality control testing, and the finishing and manufacturing of our car.

He is also putting together the pit display.  

 

"I believe to win you need a well-made, robust and cost-effective car"

Sean Doyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketing Manager

 

Sean is responsible for our marketing strategy using both digital and non-digital
tools. Through social media postings, competitions, presentations etc, he raises
brand awareness and increases audience participation across all sectors.

 

" I believe to build a team you need to generate excitement to be involved”

 
 
MEET OUR SUPPORTERS

We realised early on that in order to be successful in this competition we would need the whole of Gorey behind us.  The response from the community has been inspiring, motivating and humbling and we are very grateful to all the businesses, organisations and schools that have joined our team.

SPONSERS

GOLD SPONSER

THANK YOU TO

STAFFORDS

MARFIELD HOUSE

BROOKS

FORT FLOWERS 

DOMINIC SMITH

FOR BEING OUR SILVER SPONSORS 

SILVER SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR AMAZING SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR BRONZE SPONSORS

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THANK YOU TO

PIRATES COVE

DOYLES ASSOCIATES

GOREY MEDICAL CENTER

FOR BEING OUR SILVER SPONSORS 

               Sponsorship opportunities are still available – click here to find out more*

MEET OUR SUPPORTERS

We realised early on that in order to be successful in this competition we would need the whole of Gorey behind us.  The response from the community has been inspiring, motivating and humbling and we are very grateful to all the businesses, organisations and schools that have joined our team.

SPONSERS

GOLD SPONSER

THANK YOU TO

STAFFORDS

MARFIELD HOUSE

BROOKS

FORT FLOWERS 

DOMINIC SMITH

FOR BEING OUR SILVER SPONSORS 

SILVER SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR AMAZING SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR BRONZE SPONSORS

               Sponsorship opportunities are still available – click here to find out more*

25

THANK YOU TO

PIRATES COVE

DOYLES ASSOCIATES

GOREY MEDICAL CENTER

FOR BEING OUR SILVER SPONSORS 

MEET OUR SUPPORTERS

We realised early on that in order to be successful in this competition we would need the whole of Gorey behind us.  The response from the community has been inspiring, motivating and humbling and we are very grateful to all the businesses, organisations and schools that have joined our team.

SPONSERS

GOLD SPONSER

THANK YOU TO

STAFFORDS

MARFIELD HOUSE

BROOKS

FORT FLOWERS 

DOMINIC SMITH

FOR BEING OUR SILVER SPONSORS 

SILVER SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR AMAZING SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR BRONZE SPONSORS

25

THANK YOU TO

PIRATES COVE

DOYLES ASSOCIATES

GOREY MEDICAL CENTER

FOR BEING OUR SILVER SPONSORS 

MEET OUR SUPPORTERS

We realised early on that in order to be successful in this competition we would need the whole of Gorey behind us.  The response from the community has been inspiring, motivating and humbling and we are very grateful to all the businesses, organisations and schools that have joined our team.

GOLD SPONSER

THANK YOU TO

STAFFORDS

MARFIELD HOUSE

BROOKS

FORT FLOWERS 

DOMINIC SMITH

FOR BEING OUR SILVER SPONSORS 

SILVER SPONSORS

25

THANK YOU TO

PIRATES COVE

DOYLES ASSOCIATES

GOREY MEDICAL CENTER

FOR BEING OUR SILVER SPONSORS 

               Sponsorship opportunities are still available – click here to find out more*

MEET OUR WIDER TEAM

We want and need everyone to join our team heading for the finals.  The response to date has been inspiring, motivating, and humbling and we are very grateful to all the businesses, organizations, and schools that have joined our team.  Sponsors' support is essential as they financially ensure Gonzales Racing is in with the chance of competing.   As a Team, we are committed that every sponsor receives a return on investment as expected.  We are heading to the largest F1 competition in Schools’ event which opens the door to participation in the World Finals.  This gives our sponsors a worldwide audience for their brands!  

Please Join our Team Now 

OUR SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO

PIRATES COVE

DOYLES ASSOCIATES

GOREY MEDICAL CENTER

FOR BEING OUR BRONZE SPONSORS 

BRONZE SPONSORS

NEW SPONSORS

WHY SUPPORT US

You will be supporting the next generation of innovators from the local area. Sponsors' support will mean financially contributing to the production of the car. In return, all sponsors will benefit from online exposure to a wide-ranging audience and the opportunity to increase their brand awareness. Gonzales is already speeding into the national finals, the largest F1 competition in Schools event ever! This opens the door to participation in the World Finals which means a worldwide audience for sponsors and their brands! 

  • Prominent visibility on all team merchandise, pit display social media sites and website 

  • Key media coverage in interviews both print and digital

  • Model replica of an F1 car

  • Community goodwill

  • Prominent visibility on all team merchandise, pit display social media sites and website 

  • Key media coverage in interviews both print and digital

  • Model replica of an F1 car

  • Community goodwill

GOLD PACKAGE

SILVER PACKAGE

BRONZE PACKAGE

  • Prominent visibility on all team merchandise, pit display social media sites and website 

  • Key media coverage in interviews both print and digital

  • Model replica of an F1 car

  • Community goodwill

  • Brand visibility on social media and website and pit display mentioned in all media coverage

  • Community Goodwill

  • Brand visibility on social media and website and pit display

  • Community Goodwill

There are still opportunities to Sponsor our Team please contact Tiernan O’Doherty (Team and Sponsorship Manager) at gcsformula1@gmail.com

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COMMUNITY

OUR

CHARITY

PARTNER

Thanks to Gorey for being behind us all the way.

PRESS & MEDIA

We at Gonzales Racing are committed to using the press & media to raise awareness of our brand and the brand of our sponsors.  A feature article on Gonzales Racing will be published this coming week in the Gorey Guardian (Tuesday 6th April).  We hope you enjoy it.  We also featured on the business maters program on Southeast Radio.

Gonzales Racing's official launch is on Tuesday 6th April at 3 pm. If you wish to view the recording please contact Sean Doyle on Instagram or at gcsformula1@gmail.com 

 
GALLERY

Upcoming Events

  • National Finals
    Sun, 23 May
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    23 May, 20:30
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    Our car will be raced in the national final.
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CONTACT

Gorey Comunity School

089 231 2900

Or leave a message in join our team!!

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Hi billy

Up tiernan !!!!!

well done on your comprehensive presentation and best of luck in the competition

It’s great and refreshing to see a young team as enthusiastic about their project.
Motorsport will always attract drivers and fans, but it is nothing without the teams providing the equipment. This requires a number of dedicated people across a multitude of skill such as engineers, designers, marketing specialist as well and fund raisers and sponsors.
Great start guys and good luck.
Peter Dredge.

hon the boissss👍🏻

Well done Gonzales Racing!!!!

Good that youse are getting the support yiz deserve from altura and all, fair play lads

All the way to Singapore

Best of Luck #Weareteamgonzales ❤️❤️🍀🍀

Best of luck everyone

Best of luck

A lot of hard work has gone into this project and it shows in the quality of work produced. Keep up the good work and best of look in the competition 👍👍🏎🏎🏎

Good luck Gonzales Racing, go do Gorey proud!!

Best of luck

WE ARE GONZALES RACING

So impressive, well done lads

Gowan lads

best of luck lads

Yuuup ladssss

Gowan boys

Good luck in the National Finals lads! Some serious competition there, I'm sure you'll do really well if your PR is anything to go by!

Best of Luck Tiernan and your team and well done.

Best of luck to the team, a tremendous amount of work and time has gone into this project, we hope you go all the way

Go Team Gonzales!!

What a great project to be involved in during your Transition Year in school. Developing so many skills that will have you leaps and bounds above your peers. Super setup, very professional and the finished product looks great (and hopefully works great 😉). All the best going forward in the competition. I can’t wait to hear the outcome.

Really impressed at the entrepreneurial spirit demonstrated by your hard work. Good luck going forward. Tricia

Hope you guys succeed in the nationals! Best of luck!

Good luck with the car and the competition.

Go team

👄

Best of luck!

Keep up the great work!!

Go team Gonzales, let it rip........enjoy the journey. Congratulations on the great design and work so far.

Best of luck ... ye will do great
ye look like formula 1 drivers 🏎🏎🏎🏎🏎

Best of Luck lads, drive it on

Guys I am blown away by your enthusiasm and talent . You are absolutely amazing young guys .
You all will have a great future no doubt ..Best of luck.
 

Best of luck to Team Gonzales

Best of luck Tiernan and all the team at Gonzales Racing. A brilliant enterprise and a fantastic achievement by an amazing group of innovative entrepreneurs. Well done from all the Cliffords in Killarney.

Best wishes

It looks fantastic Team Gonzales and I will be watching with interest and wish you the very best of luck!

Best of luck.

Best wishes & very well done.

Send it lads! Good luck

Amazing work guys! It’s so interesting to hear you’re building a car powered by a C02 cartridge!! Can’t wait to hear how you get on

Very nice

Best of racing luck to you guy's. You have the best winning formula.

Go Team Gonzales

Best of luck lads!

Best of luck Gonzales Racing

Looks Brilliant. Keep the creativity up !

Good luck!

super idea for a TY project. You have challenged yourself beyond all expectations during this Covid time.BEST OF LUCK BOYS!!!

I am team gonzales We are team gonzales🥳😃👍keep going

Hope you get all you deserve after such hard work

Best of luck!

Go team Gonzales. Brilliant work so far boys

💯 guys, well done 💪💪💪

Very best of luck

Best of luck!

Best of Luck

Best of luck

Best of luck Billy

Go! Go! Go!

Go team!

Thrilled to support ye Billy and team! Best of luck!

Excellent project really impressive and structured approach well done team.

Go team, excellent work, very impressive

Go Team Gonzales Go!

Great innovation!

Good luck!

Bring me 2 Singapore

Go Team Gonzales!🏎🏎🏎

Congratulations and well done on your work todate, continued success to all the Team

Best of luck

Gowan team Gonzales can see you’s doing gorey proud on that Monaco grid🟡🟣

Tiernan and guys great work best of luck 🤞

Congratulations on your preparations and hard work. Wishing Team Gonzales every success from EBS Gorey.

hi billy

Good luck guys! From a friend of Thelma‘s!

Go Go Team Gonzales, we are team Gonzales.

Best of luck!!

Go Gonzales go!

Best wishes to the team

rápido Gonzales rápido! Bravo!

Great work guys

"¡Ándale! ¡Ándale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba

Go Mar!

Good luck lads! Ws only

Good Luck!!

Good luck!

Go on guys keep up the great work

Best wishes lads; love the look of your project... Great teamwork!! Go Team Gonzales!!

Best of luck lads.

Well done lads, you are doing Gorey proud by this venture, great looking car! And a great team behind it. All the best in the in the final!

Wishing you all every success. I am supporting you through my friendship with Thelma Blehein. 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

Go Team Gonzales

A fantastic project. Good luck in the final

Go Gonzales

Gowan lads

I support this brilliant cause

All the best

The very best of luck.

Best of luck

Best of luck Billy

Wishing you all the very best of luck guys. Go Team Gonzales 👏💙💪

Great Job boys, keep up the good work,
Go Team!!!

Well done guys great job keep up the good work

Best of luck!!

Best of luck, looks like a winning team !

Well done lads what a fantastic project and especially in the times we are in. Well done and best wishes we are all behind you.

Go Team Gonzales!

Go Gorey Gonzales ...Graft , Grit , Gold , Glory , Gratitude.....

Go on Gonzales! Show them how its done.

Ive been following this since September, what a fantastic project. Best of luck lads! If theres anywhere I can donate let me know.

Wishing you all the very best of luck. A brilliant achievement.

Best of luck gang, looks brilliant!! Hope all the hard work pays off !!

Best of luck

Good luck!!!

Best of Luck !

All the very best Team Gonzales and well done on the hard work and commitment to the F1 project

Well done everyone and good luck in the finals

Best of luck to the Gonzales Racing Team.

Best of luck

Keep accelerating to the finish line lads. Looks brilliant. Good luck.

Come on guys you can do it

Best of luck in the finals lads.

Best of luck boys.. GCS & the people of Gorey are behind you...

Go Gonzales Racing! 🏎️

Good luck billy and all the team

Up the yellow bellies

Good luck

Good Luck

Best of Luck

Good luck Gorey Community school

Best of luck lads! Fast and steady wins the race!

Very best of luck!

Well done Lads!

Resilient Year of 20-21

Go Team Gonzales

Thumbs up!

Well done guys best of luck

Go for it best of luck

GREAT WORK TEIRNAN, not as innovative as brain bleed

Good luck Tiernan!

Good luck!

Vamos los Gonzales!!

H’on the Gorey lads!

Well done to all involved.

Go speedy

Go T man go!!

All the best Tiernan!

Brian is a good cousin

Good luck !

Good luck!

Gonzales Racing team for poll position and the F1 championship.

Great work and hope you win!

Love your car rendering guys 😊

Cake

Best of luck guys

Best of luck Tiarnan!

Go Tiernan!

Tiernan O’Doherty

Good luck

Good luck 💪🏽

Go Tiernan and team!!

Allez Tiernan and team 💪🏼💪🏼🏆

Gowan the lads

Best of luck lads, great initiative.

Good luck!

Go team Gonzales!

Best of luck

Good luck Lads

Go team Gonzalez

Great work.

Every success to Gonzales Racing Team!

Fantastic idea guys well done !

Best wishes

Best of luck 🙏

Best of Luck!!

Go Team Gonzales!

Go team Gonzalez, well done to you all.

Best of luck with the race lads

Well done boys, ....go Gonzales

Go Tiernan

Exciting project. Best of luck

Good Luck Tiernan and Crew Great teamwork reaching finals hope you get pole position

Well done lads!

Great work, lads

Best of Luck to Tiernan and all the team

Go team Gonzales

Best of luck boys.

Best of luck Tiernan from Deirdre and Joe in Perth