F1 in Schools

Introduction

Overview

F1 in Schools is a non-profit organisation that was founded in the UK in 1999. It is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) challenge that is contested from inside school to an international level, with teams competing from all over the globe.

The main concept of the competition is to design, manufacture, test and race small, gas powered F1™ cars that can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in under one second. However, teams are not only judged on their design work and speed of their car, but also on verbal presentations, engineering and manufacturing interviews and pit displays.

Their Mission

Changing lives Globally

Their main goal is to help transform people's attitudes and perceptions of STEM by providing an engaging and interesting learning environment where young people may learn about professions in engineering, Formula 1, science, marketing, and technology.

F1 in Schools is a social venture that collaborates with committed industrial partners to deliver an exciting yet challenging educational experience using Formula 1's magnetic appeal. F1 in Schools is the only international educational programme that boosts STEM and Formula 1 awareness among students and schoolchildren in every region, county, and continent.

Vision

The future

Offering an engaging approach to learn STEM-related courses is such a thrilling way to achieve positive outcomes. This in turn boosts the number of students interested in engineering-related jobs.

There are numerous success stories of people who have been through their initiative and gone on to achieve significant life goals, including employment in real-life Formula 1 teams.

As F1 in Schools grows in popularity, it will continue to expand into other countries. The programme is amongst the world's largest and most effective school-based STEM programmes in the world, and it will continue to evolve and thrive to become more triumphant than ever before.

Further reading

Images taken at the 2022 F1 in Schools World Finals