Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals 2022 to showcase STEM talent
This summer, the Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals 2022 returns to Silverstone’s Wing International Conference and Exhibition Centre to crown the 17th World Champions.
With 53 teams competing, the Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals 2022 is much bigger than the F1® grid, but with up to six students in each of the F1® in Schools teams, their ‘paddock’ will be a lot smaller – as are the cars, with each F1® in Schools team creating an F1® car just 17 cm long and 50g in weight.
Silverstone’s Wing International Conference and Exhibition Centre, with its Formula 1® garages at ground level and paddock club hospitality above, will be transformed into a stage set and racetrack for the Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals 2022. The 53 teams from 25 countries will all be competing for the World Champions crown and coveted university scholarships from UCL Engineering. 34 teams will be on site in Silverstone to experience the event ‘in person’ with 19 teams participating virtually, and to maintain a level playing field the judging sessions will be virtual for all teams.
The five-day programme starts with team registration, a visit to Formula Student and the Silverstone Interactive Museum. The opening ceremony will prelude three days of judging, with enterprise and engineering portfolio submissions, presentations and, of course, racing, including the nail-biting Knock-out challenge - with the F1® in Schools cars reaching speeds of up to 80kmh on the official F1® in Schools 20 metre racetrack. The crowning of the World Champions will be the climax of the event, with an Official After Party planned to take place in the F1® Garages to round off the celebrations.
Andrew Denford, Founder and CEO, F1® in Schools, said, “We’re so excited to be welcoming teams back to attend a World Finals event. The competitors will get the chance to savour the atmosphere of a Grand Prix venue and share the experience with their fellow F1 in Schools teams from around the world who have all won places at the World Finals. We’re putting together a schedule of activities, talks and events that will keep the students busy, whether they’re with us on screen or in person!”
Talal H. Al-Marri, General Manager of Public Affairs, Aramco said, “Aramco is proud to serve as title sponsor of the Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals, as part of our commitment to support STEM growth in new and exciting ways. We see in these bright young students the very same passion for engineering excellence and innovation that drives our work. As they think outside the box to build a better race car, they inspire us with their ingenuity. In turn, we aim to inspire them to use their talents to change the world.”
The Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals 2022 is held with the support of a host of sponsors including Formula 1®, Aramco, Denford, Autodesk, FIA Women in Motorsport, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, UCL Mechanical Engineering, Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, FIA Action for Road Safety and F1® Manager 22.
Frontier Developments joins the Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals as a judging partner, with F1® in Schools appearing in F1®Manager 2022.
Cambridge, UK - June 15, 2022 Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV, ‘Frontier’) announced today a partnership with F1® in Schools, which will see the F1® Manager developer join the judging panel at the 2022 Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals, held at Silverstone, UK from 9th – 15th July 2022 . The Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals will also appear in the upcoming F1® Manager 2022 via the game’s in-game email system, as an annual marketing opportunity for budding Team Principals to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) talent.
As well as presence on the judging panel, Frontier will also attend the World Finals with their careers team, to talk about graduate and entry level opportunities at their studio in Cambridge.
In the officially licensed F1® Manager 2022, fans will write their own chapter in a bold new era for Formula 1®, stepping into the role of Team Principal at one of 10 2022 F1® teams to put their name in the sport’s illustrious history books. From designing components and recruiting talented drivers and key staff, to making reactive, data-led decisions on track, experienced through broadcast quality visuals and audio. Players can learn more about F1® Manager 2022 in the latest gameplay trailer and step onto the pit-wall themselves from August 25 across PC, PlayStation® 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One.
F1® in Schools, now in its 22nd year, is the world’s biggest, most exciting student STEM initiative. Researching, designing, making, and racing an F1® car of the future is at the core of F1® in Schools. Teams then race each other head-to-head on the F1® in Schools 20 metre racetrack. The challenge can be used as an education tool or hook to engage students in STEM subjects. This gives students the opportunity to develop key skills such as communication, presenting and teamwork, while forming the foundation for any career path they choose to follow.
Chad Young, Director of Publishing at Frontier Developments said: "We are delighted to partner with F1 in Schools to support the excellent work they do in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related subjects. At Frontier, we are regularly recruiting promising talent across our development and publishing teams, and we are very lucky to have a wealth of technical and creative expertise within the entire organisation, so ensuring that the next-generation have access to opportunities like the F1 in Schools competition is very important to us. We’re very excited to join the Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals 2022 as judges and to witness schools from around the world showcasing their skills.
Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman, F1 in Schools added: “We’re very excited to be linking with Frontier Developments and F1 Manager 2022 at this year’s Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals. I know that their judges will be blown away by the outstanding talent of the teams competing at Silverstone. Our competition has so much synergy with the game too, with our teams taking on roles and racing their own design of cars, developing strategies and making many decisions along the way, so I’m sure all the students will be keen to put their talents to the test as a Team Principal in F1 Manager 2022.
F1® Manager 2022 launches on August 30 on PC, PlayStation® 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One for a suggested retail price of £44.99/$54.99/€54.99. However, players looking to get ahead of the grid will be able to pre-order the game digitally and experience F1® Manager 2022 five days early from August 25. The game will also be available in physical format for PlayStation® 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One for a suggested retail price of £44.99/$54.99/€54.99.
*Early access and discount is exclusively available to those pre-ordering digitally. On PlayStation platforms, players must be a PlayStation Plus subscriber to receive the 10% pre-order discount.