Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will meet students who have designed and built their own cars, at the F1 Schools World Championships.
Thirty one teams from 17 countries will compete for the Schools World Championships title at the Royal Horticultural Halls in central London.
The students will race on a 20-metre-long course in balsa wood cars measuring up to 15cm long which have been designed and built by themselves.
Each member of the winning team will receive engineering scholarships to City University London. Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is also expected to attend the model Grand Prix race.
The event's founder Andrew Denford said: "The association with Formula One motor racing brings engineering to life for the students. I know that all the teams are highly competitive and there is tremendous pressure for national glory, as well as the coveted scholarship prize."
British teams participating in the race are from St John Payne School in Chelmsford, Essex, Ashfield Boys' High School in Belfast, Lochgelly High School in Fife and Fitzalan High School in Cardiff.
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