On Tuesday 18th June 2019 our members, families and friends were honoured to receive a very professional presentation from students Lewis Fowler, Freddie Bull & George Stonor from our neighbours The Queen Elizabeth Grammar School who make up the Evolve – F1 in Schools team.
The team of local teenagers, who have been working together for three years, are set to compete on the world stage in Abu Dhabi after becoming English champions at the F1 in Schools National Finals. The trio will now take part in the 15th edition of the F1 in Schools World Finals, the pinnacle of this prestigious global education challenge, at the Yas Marina Circuit alongside the season-ending Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which will bring together an anticipated 60 teams from over 25 countries.

L-R George Chandler, Lewis Fowler, Freddie Bull & George Stonor
The event will start on Sunday 24 November, a week before the F1 race, with an opening ceremony and the first of three days of competition. The event will conclude with a glittering Awards Celebration and Dinner, which will be hosted at Yas Marina Circuit on Wednesday 27 November. The Evolve team along with the other World Finalists will then have the opportunity to soak up the Grand Prix meeting over the following four days.
The competition is a multi-disciplined test of skills embracing Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, (STEM), design and management, with the teams mirroring Formula 1 in real life, designing, testing and racing a miniature F1 car with marketing, sponsorship and brand programmes. They present their work to a panel of judges, with over 45 specialists from industry, Formula 1 and education, evaluating the varying elements within the students’ work.  You can see them in action via this link from KMTV, just don’t blink!
At the core of F1 in Schools is the racing car, an intricate model designed and built to detailed rules and regulations by team members using 3D CAD/CAM software. The models are propelled by compressed air along a 20-metre track and the current world record stands at 0.916 seconds, with a speed of 78.6 kph (48.8mph), set by an Australian team at the 2016 World Finals.
After the presentations and an extensive Q&A session everyone had an opportunity to test their reactions on the electronic F1 style starting gantry – to say things got a little competitive would be an understatement.

Where Tomorrows Champions Are Made

Yas in Schools™ is an international programme using the world of Formula 1® and motorsports to excite and engage students in STEM and 21st Century skills learning. Yas in Schools is a CSR initiative of Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management which offers schools a pathway of project-based STEM learning programs, for students aged eight to 21 years. Students work in small enterprise teams to design, innovate, manufacture, test and race scale model cars for competing in school and external competitions. Yas in Schools aims to inspire and develop “Tomorrow’s Champions”, equipping them with 21st Century skills and developing a passion for STEM and innovation, whilst also providing teachers with exciting and easy to adopt themed topics and resources for delivering a broad range of learning outcomes. The UAE programme is based at Yas Marina Circuit’s F1 in Schools Centre of Excellence, which can be used as a learning resource by participating teams and also hired as a competition venue for internal school competitions.

Centre of Excellence

Yas Marina Circuit is the only Grand Prix circuit in the world to have a facility dedicated to all aspects of the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge as well as being home to Formula Ethara and the Land Rover 4×4 Technology Challenge in the UAE.


 Taken from https://www.yasmarinacircuit.com/en/yas-in-schools/