Dubai’s Emirates International Schools host F1 in School & Formula Ethara Races for a second time in UAE, ahead of the National Finals in Abu Dhabi


In collaboration with Yas in Schools, 7 teams will partake in the National Finals held at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi

Al Habtoor Group’s Emirates International Schools (EIS) hosted the F1 in Schools & Formula Ethara races in the United Arab Emirates last Saturday 11 June 2022 in collaboration with Yas in Schools.

12 teams participated in the race which took place in both branches of EIS, Jumeirah, and Meadows. Only seven of the teams will qualify to represent the school at the finals at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi happening on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26.

The qualified teams are divided as follows: 5 for the F1 in school’s category: "Carbon Racing", "Tachyon 3021", "Enigma! 630", "Team Zen" and "Timeless" and 2 for the Formula Ethara teams "Annivethara" and "Car X Perts 30".

Formula1 in Schools is an international STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) competition for students aged 11-19. Working in groups of 3 to 6, students must design and manufacture an F1 miniature car.

F1 in schools was first launched in the UK in 2000 as a Design & Technology project to address the ‘Four Key Concepts’ of Design & Technology as a Subject: “Creativity, Designing, Marking, and Critical Evaluation.”

Commenting on the event, Robert Ellis, principal of the Emirates International School Jumeirah, said: “We are grateful to our students for their hard work and amazing achievements! A wonderful event with students demonstrating they have the skills for the future.

«At EIS, we are committed to developing our students’ skills and nurturing their passions. We work closely with Al Habtoor Group’s motor division, Al Habtoor Motors, to help them achieve their goals.»

In 2020, the school team “Jaguars” qualified for the National Finals in the F1 in Schools’ professional category and achieved 3rd place overall. In 2021, 4 teams from Jumeirah Campus qualified for the National finals in the F1 in Schools’ professional category with Emirates Odyssey in 2nd place, Team Alpha in 3rd place, Titan Motorsports in 7th place and Turbo Motors in 9th place.