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Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals

This July, Aston Martin F1 strategic partner Aramco hosted the F1 in Schools World Finals at Silverstone – inspiring the next generation of engineers.

F1 in Schools

The F1 in Schools competition brings science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to life and embraces enterprise, design, engineering, marketing and teamwork.

Students from across the globe were invited to design, make, test and race their own F1 in Schools car – a 75km/h racer that's only 17cm long and weighs just 50g.

53 teams from 25 countries came to show off their finished racers and compete for honours at Silverstone Circuit. Australian outfit Hydron from Trinity Grammar School, Kew were crowned 2022 Aramco F1 in Schools World Champions.

Meanwhile, the Aston Martin F1 Best Newcomer Award, given to the competition's top-performing debutants and presented by AMF1 Chief People Officer Heath Cade, was awarded to Aetos Racing from the International School of Luxembourg.

During the event, students heard from industry professionals, including AMF1 Team Principal Mike Krack and Head of Trackside Integration Mark Gray.

All the students who take part can be very proud of what they've achieved.
Mark Gray
Head of Trackside Integration
F1 in Schools

They shared the story of their respective careers, explained how students can get into the motorsport industry, and took the time to learn more about the racers the students had created.

"F1 in Schools is such an important initiative," said Mark. "It brings STEM to life and promotes the importance of teamwork. All the students who take part can be very proud of what they've achieved."

"The quality of the work is outstanding – it's often hard to believe it's been created by people so young. I've no doubt that the skills and experience they've gained from taking part in this competition will stay with them forever and help them fulfil their career ambitions.

"It was brilliant to have the opportunity to speak to them about careers in engineering and my career in F1, as well as the chance to understand how they've risen to challenge in this competition with innovative ideas and solutions."

The participants also had the chance to look at the AMR22 show car to see what their miniature engineering talents could develop into in the future.

After the competition, AMF1 also welcomed four teams to our Silverstone factory. They enjoyed a tour of our home and the chance to meet with our engineers to learn about their journeys to F1 and how to pursue a career in the sport.

F1 in Schools

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."

Aston Martin F1 is proud to partner with Aramco and support educational initiatives such as F1 in Schools.

We're excited to inspire the next generation of engineers and look forward to seeing the mark they make in our sport and beyond.

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