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.
SILVERSTONE TO HOST ARAMCO F1® IN SCHOOLS WORLD FINALS 2022
F1® in Schools is delighted to announce that the Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals 2022 will be held at Silverstone, UK, from 9-15 July, with the world famous circuit hosting this prestigious event for the first time.
The 17th edition of the Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals will celebrate outstanding STEM achievements, bringing together over 40 student teams from across the world, competing for the Aramco F1® in Schools World Champions title. Award category trophies, supported by the Formula 1® teams, will also be presented to teams exhibiting STEM excellence in disciplines including project management, engineering, sustainability, sponsorship and marketing.
Silverstone, the home of the FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2022, which wil be held just ahead of this year’s World Finals, is a fitting venue for the event. The circuit’s iconic Wing International Conference and Exhibition Centre will provide all the facilities and space needed for this hybrid event, hosting students and delivering virtual content against the backdrop of the Formula 1® circuit.
The largest event space in the Wing will be transformed into a live studio with the F1® in Schools racetrack taking centre-stage as competing teams watch from the ‘pitlane’. A live feed from the Wing will take the action into schools and homes around the globe, with the teams competing virtually and fellow students, supporters and F1® in Schools fans watching all the action from the first race, to the crowning of the World Champions.
Student teams attending the event will be able to visit Formula Student, a degree level engineering competition, with over 100 international university teams showcasing and testing their single-seat race cars, which is also taking place at Silverstone during the Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals. The Silverstone Interactive Museum will also be on the agenda, with this educational centre for British Motorsport, located just outside the circuit, giving teams the opportunity to discover its stars, stories and science through interactive exhibits and displays. The attending student teams will have their visit completed with factory tours to some of the F1® teams based in the UK.
Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman, F1® in Schools said, “it’s our 17th World Finals event this year and only the fourth time that we’ve held it at ‘home’. It’s great to be welcoming our international teams to the UK, both in person and virtually, and we’re indebted to Aramco for their invaluable support to make this such a great event and giving our world finals teams the experience of a lifetime. It’s fitting that we’ll be hosted at Silverstone, where many of our students have not only watched F1® in action, with many of our former students now employed by race teams who regularly compete at the circuit. I’m looking forward to meeting all our 2022 teams in July.”
Talal Marri, General Manager, Public Affairs, Aramco, said: “Aramco is happy to support F1 in Schools in bringing its World Finals 2022 to Silverstone, the traditional home of F1. Many F1 racing teams, as well as prestigious road car brands, have their factories in this region. It is the exact right location for students to learn about engineering, innovation, design and other STEM topics that we are so passionate about”
Stephane Bazire, Head of Sustainabiliy, Silverstone, added, “It’s great to have the Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals 2022 at Silverstone and put the spotlight on the home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix 2022. We look forward to welcoming all the students and showcasing our fantastic circuit and the facilities on site.
“We recognise the importance of nurturing young talent, whether this is a racing driver, a motorsport engineer, an event organiser or a marketing executive and every role in between, and as part of this, encouraging a sustainable mindset, to help shape the future for our venue and for the sport. F1 in Schools is an innovative STEM initiative to inspire and educate about the opportunities offered by the motorsport industry and as part of this industry, we’re pleased to be supporting the World Finals and future generations of motorsport pitlane talent. “
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – South Florida Motorsports (SFM), the organizers of the Formula 1® Miami Grand Prix and the City of Miami Gardens launched the F1 in Schools program at the City of Miami Gardens’ Bunche Park Alternative Sports and Fitness Center. Administered through the Miami Gardens Parks and Recreation Department and Seeking Education Empowers Knowledge (S.E.E.K), the program’s goal is to motivate, engage and inspire students. Meals were provided to participants from local Miami Gardens business Drinks on Me 305. The first ever F1 Miami Grand Prix will be held on May 6-8, 2022.
“We are thrilled to partner with the City of Miami Gardens and F1 in Schools to increase access to STEM education for local youth,” said Jason Jenkins, Senior Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs, F1 Miami Grand Prix. “We hope this intentional investment in the community will inspire and promote careers in innovation, science and technology.”
Created in 2000, F1 in Schools is dedicated to introducing students to design, engineering, project management, branding, marketing, and teamwork using the excitement and appeal of Formula 1®. F1 in Schools is one of the largest global educational programs that raise awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among students and school children.
“We are excited that F1 in Schools is underway in the City of Miami Gardens, and that it’s accessible to the students in our parks and recreation programs,” said City of Miami Gardens Mayor Rodney Harris. “I am grateful to everyone who made our participation in this global, educational initiative possible. This is an invaluable investment in our community, and the skills developed by our children here will equip them for future success.”
“S.E.E.K Foundation is so thrilled to be a part of the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix and F1 in Schools Program. This initiative brings cognizance and more Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) engagement to children in the great City of Miami Gardens,” said Anike Sakariyawo, S.E.E.K Foundation CEO. “The program will allow our children to explore endless possibilities with different careers in motorsports. It will expose children to careers related to engineering, mechanics, electrical engineering, technician, IT operations and much more. This will provide children in Miami Gardens to investigate their curiosity through teamwork, trial and error, while increasing higher self-esteem in STEM education. In a nutshell, F1 in Schools is an innovative opportunity to enhance children’s learning through STEM Education.”
Aramco has partnered with F1® in Schools, a global Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) challenge, to roll out the competition in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Some of the country’s brightest young minds will have the opportunity to compete in the challenge, which involves designing and manufacturing a miniature racing car using computer-aided design and manufacturing tools. The competition is open to government and private school students aged 9 to 19, working in teams of three to six, and the top team in Saudi Arabia will go through to the Aramco F1® in Schools World Finals, being held in 2022 in the UK. More than 26,000 schools in over 50 countries will be competing to reach the world finals. Aramco, which became a title sponsor of the F1® in Schools World Finals last year, is supporting its introduction to Saudi Arabia as part of the Company’s efforts to promote education, foster a culture of innovation and creativity, and accelerate human potential. The Saudi team selected for the national finals will be supported by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, Aramco’s flagship corporate citizenship initiative, as well as the Technology Advancement and Prototyping Center at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM).
Talal Marri, General Manager Public Affairs, said: “Aramco’s first year partnering with F1 in Schools showed us firsthand the passion many students have for creativity and innovation, as they harness the fields of engineering, design and more to develop their projects. This is why we felt compelled to cultivate that same passion here in the Kingdom, by encouraging students to take on their peers from around the world.” Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman, F1®️ in Schools added: “We were honoured by the visit of ARAMCO's president and CEO, Amin Al-Nasser, to our #F1®️ in Schools booth in Jeddah, which showcases what the F1®️ in Schools programme offers in Saudi, in partnership with #Ithra.
“It’s great to be launching the programme in Saudi Arabia with Aramco and iThra and we look forward to welcoming Saudi Arabian teams to future Aramco F1®️ in Schools World Finals.”
The F1® in Schools programme is initially being rolled out in the Eastern Province, with plans to expand it to other cities in Kingdom next year. For more details about the F1® in Schools competition, visit www.f1inschools.com.