Eleven teams from six schools across the UAE competed today at Yas Marina Circuit to find the UAE national champion of the F1 in Schools competition.
Team Impulse' from Dubai College, came in the first place and will have the honor to represent the UAE in the 2010 World Championships in
“I am extremely impressed by the high standard of all the entries,” said
“Our thanks go to our partner, Mubadala, for supporting the F1 in Schools programme. Having the possibility of two teams competing in this year's World Championship in
Homaid Al Shemmari, Executive Director of Mubadala Aerospace, added: “We are proud to partner with Yas Marina Circuit to support F1 in Schools. This challenge offers us the opportunity to engage UAE students in an entertaining yet educational experience to inspire them to seek out a future in high-tech industries.”
Yas Marina Circuit owns the
F1 in Schools challenges students to use software to design, build and race a miniature Formula 1TM car made from balsa wood and powered by a single compressed air cylinder. Working in teams of three to six, the students must also prepare a business plan, develop a marketing strategy, and make a presentation to a panel of judges.
Teams are awarded points for each aspect of their project and the overall winners will receive the Bernie Ecclestone F1 in Schools World Championship trophy at the world finals in
Photo 1: Left, Homaid Al Shemmari, Executive Director of Mubadala Aerospace, Richard Cregan, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, Abdulla Khoury Board Member at Yas Marina Circuit, Mohammed Ben Sulayem FIA Vice President together with the winning team.
Photo 2: Left, Mr. Homaid Al Shemmari, Executive Director of Mubadala Aerospace with the runner-up team '540 Yeah'
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Yas Marina Circuit is the world's newest and one of the most technologically advanced motor racing facilities ever developed. Located on
Year round, Yas Marina Circuit will host an extensive program of leading international and national motorsport racing series as well as major entertainment events and corporate activities. The Circuit caters for small and large groups through a variety of bespoke and scheduled activities, both on and off-track. Supplementary facilities on the Circuit will include the Drag Racing Centre and a
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