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F-One was a heavyweight robot which attempted to enter Series 4 of Robot Wars. However, after losing its qualifier battle, where it was already in excess of the weight limit, F-One did not qualify for the series.

Design Edit

The robot was based on a Formula 1 car, a single-seat auto racing series, hence the name F-One. Its paint scheme connoted the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 cars, since it was painted red with a white ramming plate in front acting as its main weapon and "front wing". It also had the number "69" written in black on the front and sides. The robot had a black helmet with a Union Jack decked on top to represent a "driver". However, its Formula 1 car-design meant that its wheels were exposed.

The robot weighed at 88kg when it arrived to the qualifiers, but was still allowed to attempt to qualify for Series 4 in spite of weighing 8kg over the 80kg weight limit. This was to the dismay of some roboteers such as Team Tornado who felt it should not have been given the opportunity to qualify.

"Weightwise, an 88kg robot called F-One was allowed to fight - personally we would like to have seen that turned away, but they were beaten anyway."
— Tornado Website[2]

Qualification Edit

In its qualifier F-One faced an unidentified round shaped robot wielding a spiked axe, resembling Mr Punch. Not much is known about the battle, except that at one point in the match, F-One found itself in the CPZ where Shunt was able to attack. F-One lost the battle and failed to qualify as a result, if the weight issue was not also taken into account. Its opponent also failed to qualify despite winning.

Series Record Edit

Series F-One Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Failed to qualify
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

Trivia Edit

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F-One as featured in Issue 6 of the Robot Wars Magazine, with reversed "69" logos

  • An image of F-One's qualifier was featured in the Total Mayhem: Live and Flipping section of Issue 6 of the Robot Wars Magazine, although it was not mentioned by name. The image was notably inverted, since its "69" logos were reversed.

References Edit

  1. http://www.teamtornado.co.uk/rwd06.htm
  2. http://www.teamtornado.co.uk/rwd06.htm
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