13 February 2023
SINGAPORE SELECTED TO HOST ARAMCO F1® IN
F1® in Schools and Aramco are excited to announce that Singapore is the destination for this year’s Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals. The pinnacle event of the leading global STEM initiative takes place from 8 – 14 September, alongside the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2023.
The 2023 edition of the Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals will be the 18th running of a World Finals event, which brings together outstanding young STEM talents from around the globe, with the student teams already having achieved success in national competition.
Forming teams, designing and manufacturing miniature F1® race cars, and racing them on a 20-metre track has appealed to thousands of students world-wide, with many taking inspiration from the programme to pursue careers in the sport. Talented alumni of the competition currently have roles in Formula 1® teams including Oracle Red Bull Racing, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team, Williams Racing, and Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team.
With previous visits to Singapore in 2010, 2015 and 2018 for the Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals, the location’s popularity, and the spectacle of the country’s Formula 1® night race, is expected to attract a record-breaking 60 teams.
All the teams will have their eyes on lifting the Aramco F1® in Schools World Champions trophy and with this, the opportunity of university scholarships. In addition, 18 category awards, each supported by Formula 1® teams and industry entities, will reward outstanding achievements in individual judging elements of the competition.
Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman, F1® in Schools said: “We’re very excited to be returning to Singapore this year and showcasing the highest level of our global STEM challenge during the country’s race week. The increasing popularity of the F1 in Schools programme, its expansion into new countries in recent years, and the appeal of travelling to an international Formula 1 Grand Prix has led to us anticipating our biggest ever event with the students’ all eager to compete for the top honours and experience Formula 1 in real life.”
Khalid Al Zamil, Acting VP of Public Affairs at Aramco, said: “Through its unique format, F1 in Schools is promoting education and fostering a culture of creativity in the vital fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We are delighted to support this important initiative, which aims to inspire a new generation of innovators, and by bringing the World Finals to Singapore we hope to encourage even wider participation in this global program.”
The Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals 2023 Finals take place with the assistance of a host of partners and supporters. F1® in Schools thanks Aramco, Autodesk, Denford, Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, Mitutoyo, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Pirelli, Singapore Grand Prix, FIA Women in Motorsport. City University London, Singapore Tourism Board and FIA Action for Road Safety.