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Have you got what it takes to win a fantastic prize?


Teamwork and good management are essential to delivering successful F1® teams just as they are to ensuring success for your business.

The Race Team Manager competition challenges you to work with your team to acquire knowledge and use careful judgement in answering F1 based questions. Team winners will walk away with the title ‘Race Team Manager Champions 2017’, £2,000 cash or a set of F1 tickets and the chance to represent the UK at the 2018 Carrera World Championships in Nuremberg, with flights and accommodation paid for by ACO.

Each team member can enter the Drivers challenge. Simply guess correctly the top three drivers and first driver from the field to pit stop, in three consecutive races, to win the ‘GRAND Prize’ of a Lotus Evora 400, worth £79,300.


Competition Structure

The Race Team Manager competition is made up of two exciting strands – The Team Challenge and The Drivers Challenge – you can be part of both.

The competition will track part of the 2017 European Formula 1 season lasting 6 weeks – starting in Monza on 3rd September and finishing in Mexico City on 29th October 2017.

It is open to staff from all UK Builders Merchants and requires the race teams to work together over a sustained period; the challenge being to ensure good decisions are made every race week. Just like business – the more effort you make the better your chances of success.

Competition Mechanics

For the duration of the competition every race week will feature a series of questions to test your teams ‘Race Manager’ potential. Correct answers will be awarded points that accumulate each week to give you a leader board ranking.

The 5 questions each week are compiled by a specialist auto sport journalist and his answers are the ones that you must select in order to be successful.


Team Composition

All you need to do is get together a team of between 2 and 5 members (remember, the more you have the more knowledge to call on). Each member will need to be registered on the website at the same time as the Team – it will not be possible to add people later. Signing up is straight forward and there with no requirement for any long winded form filling.

The Questions

The questions have been drawn up by an auto sport specialist and the answers agreed by an expert panel of advisors. They can be answered by any member of your registered team.

There will be plenty of time to answer the questions as they will be kept open for one week after the relevant f1 race – so plenty of time to discuss. Do remember though the expert advisor’s answer is final!

Weekly scoring

Your team has a week to answer the questions. As soon as one of your team hits the ’submit’ button your answers will be automatically marked and your team scores will be updated on the website Leaders Board – the leaders will be visible for all to see throughout the competition. Points are awarded for each question answered correctly and will accumulate over the duration of the competition.

Individual Challenge

Once you are registered as a team member you are also registered as an individual for the Drivers Challenge. This is where there are fantastic prizes to be won. Individuals simply need to guess correctly the top three drivers and first driver from the field to pit stop, in three consecutive races.

An added benefit to undertaking this challenge is that points from the Drivers Challenge may be used to the advantage of a team tying a position to qualify for the Grand Final.

Late Team Registration

JOINING LATE - If your team joins the competition much later than others there are still plenty of opportunities to win - 2 WILDCARDS are there to be won and will take you to the live Grand Final. For the Drivers Challenge you will have the chance of winning every race weekend.

The Grand Final

If you are good enough to finish in the top eight of the leader board, or happen to be the lucky winner of a Wildcard, you will be awarded a place at the live Grand Final where you will compete in a series of Carrera time trials and head to head races. Winners prizes will be awarded at the Grand Final to be held in December 2017.


  1. These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) prevail in the event of any conflict or inconsistency with any other communications, including advertising or promotional materials. Entry/claim instructions are deemed to form part of these Terms and Conditions and by participating all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by them. Please retain a copy for your information.
  2. PROMOTER: ACO Technologies PLC, ACO Business Park, Hitchin Road, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5TE (the “Promoter”)
    1. a. The promotion (the “Promotion”) is open only to residents of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) aged 18 (eighteen) years or over and excludes employees and their immediate families of the Promoter or their agents or anyone professionally involved in F1®.
    2. b. All teams who register must be employed by a UK Builders Merchant. Proof of such employment may be requested.
    3. c. Teams registering for the ‘Team Challenge’ to consist of between 2 (two) and 5 (five) people.
    4. d. Only registered entrants of the ‘Team Challenge’ are permitted to participate in the ‘Drivers Challenge’.
    5. e. Entrants cannot be members of more than one team.
    6. f. Entrants will require internet access.