Our team’s philosophy revolves around three keywords taken into consideration prior to completing any step of our journey, those being innovation, sustainability, and continuity. We are always pioneering new ideas while promoting sustainability and green racing, as well as providing regular support to the competition due to the team’s continuity strategy provoked by the unbroken bond created between the contestants and the F1 in Schools competition.
All of our members believe in team spirit, we are all open-minded and passionate about our craft. We work with discipline, respect and integrity. We always try to push each other forward by exchanging advice and being open to constructive criticism so as to constantly improve allowing us to thrive and innovate. Through said innovative thinking we find new, profound concepts that create accountability on our side and therefore allow us to approach all our collaborations and partnerships with these values in mind as we strive to do the best for our sponsors/partners. These are the values that characterize an Anatolian Racer!
Our journey began in 2017 where three students full of admiration and passion for cars decided to take part in this competition. We did not manage to qualify for the National Finals but the experience we gained allowed us to do so next year. With some changes to our staff, we found ourselves in the National Finals, finishing 1st among all Junior High Schools and 6th overall. We qualified for the World Championship and thus created a new collaboration team, Anemos Racing, which represented Greece at the 15th World Finals, in Abu Dhabi. We claimed the 13th place among 55 teams while having the 3rd fastest car. This year the renewed team having world championship experience, is ready to repeat the process aiming even higher.
To design and build the most competitive car and develop a strong team identity; develop new skills, while inspiring our peers, promoting sustainability and STEM education worldwide
We innovate with passion and discipline while promoting sustainability
We develop and compete successfully, balancing determination and ethics, maintaining discipline and openness, projecting dynamism and responsibility
The Team Logo and Colors:
Our logo was designed by the team designer and later revised by a graphic design professional. It delivers a sense of power and speed with the flame in the drawing. In addition, the royal blue which is being used gives confidence between the members and the team. The colors used in the logo are mainly the colors thatrepresent our school.
The Rationale and Process of Creating the Logo:
Our logo was designed by the team's graphic designer and later revised by a professional in the field of graphic design. It delivers a sense of power and speed, some traits we take pride in. Before we started designing the logo, we thought it was a good idea to start by asking a series of important questions and analyzing our answers as part of brainstorming. Some of these questions were:
a) Why are we here?
B) who do we represent?
C) What do we value most?
D) What is our character; and many other similar questions. We continued looking for a theme connected to the competition around which we could shape the logo, a formula car wheel. Then we applied Kadinsky's theory which says that certain colors are aesthetically pleasing to the human eye when applied to certain shapes. To be precise Kandinsky claimed that: "a bright yellow complements the angular sharpness of a triangle, a cool, spiritual Blue is a perfect match for a circle. While an earthy, visceral red works nicely with a square.”Based on the above, in the design of the logo of Anatolian Racers, we applied the theory using a royal blue in the form of a car tire, which is round/circular.
By incorporating two main colors and two shades of them into our logo, we were given a plethora of graphic options for the car, pit display, portfolio, sponsorship proposal, and more. In addition, with the blue and yellow colors, we also represent our school, while adhering to Kandinsky's color theory.
The royal blue color symbolizes trust, responsibility, honesty, and loyalty, it is used to create a sense of calmness and security while setting the tone and creating order.
Yellow emits enthusiasm, spontaneity as well as positivity, and overall happiness. It can raise awareness and create an “energetic” mood.
Finally, the sky blue color is used to create a sense of freedom, trust and wisdom. It suggests precision, inspires trust and stimulates productivity. Combining all characteristics mentioned above you can get the core values of an Anatolian Racer!