The F1 in Schools is a competition in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 utilise specialist software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air powered balsa wood F1 cars. The UAE national finals for the global F1 in Schools Competition will take place on the 11th of May at the Yas Marina Circuit.
Porsche’s racing excellence will benefit the teen event as regional Middle East and Africa office announces its sponsorship of school team Safire Racing. A team made of five students from the German International School Dubai, Safire Racing represented the UAE at the World Finals of the F1 in Schools Competition in the last two years and hopes to repeat the feat once again.
The sponsorship allows the Safire Racing team to get up close with the legendary racing heritage and high performance expertise of Porsche. Safire Racing was invited to join a 918 Spyder event in Dubai where they were briefed on the technology behind the super sports car and attended a workshop with the Senior Vice President 918 Spyder, Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser.
Julian Beyerlein, Team and Resource Manager, Safire Racing: “With the support of Porsche we can move forward with a huge amount of confidence and genuine excitement.” Lee Newton, Marketing Director of Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE, said: “…The F1 in Schools programme allows us to share our passion with like-minded teenagers – the future of our brand. Safire Racing have already proven themselves to be a group of incredibly talented young competitors and with our support we hope to take them to the next level in order to bring further racing success to the UAE.”