Teams from schools across the UAE will use their STEM skills to develop their own F1 team brand and model racing car for a chance to compete in F1 in Schools National Finals in June.
Yas in Schools is a youth-focused, nationwide initiative offering schools a pathway into project-based STEM learning. The program provides students 6 years and up with the opportunity to learn and apply their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to build their own F1-inspired racing brand and design a model racing car.
Interest in the program is at an all-time high, with more than 21,000 students taking part in the 2022-2023 Yas in Schools Initiative. Students aged between 12-15 years old can enter their F1 Test Driver team for free. The deadline to apply for the 2023 National Finals closes on Sunday May 21st.
The F1 Test Driver challenge is part of the Formula 1’s initiative to inspire the next generation of talented young students to develop their STEM skills and pursue careers in the field. The competition is set to find the top teams from schools in the UAE to compete in the Yas in Schools National Finals 2023 later this year.
For students as young as 6 years old, who want to be involved in such activity, there is a Yas in Schools initiative called Ethara at Home. These students will be able to enter their designs for a chance to race at the Formula Ethara National Finals, which will be hosted alongside the main event in June.