Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to host ‘F1 in Schools’
Abu Dhabi, November 20, 2013
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is set to host the F1 in Schools World Finals in October next year.
The F1 in Schools World Finals 2014 will bring students from more than 40 countries to Abu Dhabi for the second time in a combined display of talent ahead of a final showdown where the winning teams will be crowned, said a statement.
The announcement was made at the 2013 World Finals held in Austin, Texas last week, it said.
Mike Oswald, general manager of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, said: “We are looking forward to hosting the F1 in Schools World Finals 2014. Last year, we were able to witness the passion, creativity and engineering excellence displayed by the schools first-hand and we were amazed at the dedication shown by the teams.”
The international educational initiative aims to help change perceptions of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) by creating a fun and challenging learning environment for young people to develop technical skills and spark their interest in pursuing careers in engineering, science, and technology, said the statement.
“At Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, we believe education across the core Stem subjects is integral to the future of the UAE and we actively develop partnerships to encourage and ignite passion in students for this particular area,” said Oswald.
Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman, F1 in Schools, said: “The next year’s event will allow the students to experience the newly opened water park during their day off. We will also be giving all students and guests access to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which follows on immediately after our Gala dinner awards celebrations.”
Student teams participating in F1 in Schools will race miniature cars that they have self-designed and manufactured, in a series of competitive track competitions. - TradeArabia News Service