UPDATE: F1 in Schools at the World Finals

Our F1 in Schools Team Ascension made it safely to Abu Dhabi, arriving early last Thursday morning. The engineers had worked non-stop over 24 hours preparing the race cars, after a setback earlier in the week - it was a huge effort!


On the weekend, Ascension were one of the first teams to register for the World Finals. Both cars were just over 50 g which was great. It is amazing to see so many countries at the one location competing in this prestigious event.


The weekend also saw the official opening of the World Finals for F1 in Schools, and the team built their Pit Display in one of the hotel rooms before transporting it 600 m to the Du Forum. It is great to have so many parents here to help carry this very large pit display! The students had two hours to rebuild the Pit Display to completion against 54 other teams from around the World. Each Pit Display build had an individual judge watching. Team Ascension completed their Pit Display and it looks fantastic. The team took up the whole two hours making, sure everything was spot on.


On Sunday, Team Ascension had their first race with tough competition. However, after a great introduction from David Croft, Formula 1 TV commentator, the team did exceptionally well in their first race and their media presentation.


Stay tuned for more updates! (see below photos for general ifnormation about the F1 in Schools World Finals)


Martin Bishop

Head of Innovation and Technology



Here is some general information about the F1 in Schools World Finals:

The F1 in Schools World Finals supported by ADNOC will be broadcasting live from Abu Dhabi, so if you’re not able to join us for the event, you can still keep up with all the action and follow the progress of the competing teams. The Awards Celebration Ceremony will honour all the hard work of our 55 teams and you can share the excitement of the awards presentation.


Subscribe to the F1 in Schools Youtube Channel and you’ll receive the reminders of broadcast times each day. Here’s the links for each day of the webcast.


Sunday 24 November 2019

F1 in Schools World Finals Abu Dhabi 2019 supported by ADNOC Opening Ceremony and Day 1 Racing  Live from du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

First up we have the opening ceremony which will introduce our teams to Abu Dhabi and get the competition underway. This will be concluded with the first race, between one of our host country teams, Delta X-15 from UAE vs P1NNACLE from USA.


Monday 25 November 2019

F1 in Schools World Finals Abu Dhabi 2019 supported by ADNOC Day 2 Racing

The teams had their first experience of racing at the world finals yesterday, with 4 out of 8 races completed. Racing session 2 consists of 4 races, two in each lane.


Tuesday 26 November 2019

F1 in Schools World Finals Abu Dhabi 2019 supported by ADNOC - Day 3 Morning - Pit Interviews

Join us on a whistle-stop tour of the F1 in Schools World Finals 2019 Paddock and see the teams pit displays with Sky Sports F1 presenter, David Croft.

F1 in Schools World Finals Abu Dhabi 2019 supported by ADNOC – Day 3 Afternoon – Knock-Out Competition

Tuesday afternoon and it’s all about the racing with the popular Knock-Out Competition. The knock-out competition will see the top 24 teams race off in a single elimination knock-out competition. Each race will comprise of 2 runs, one in each lane.


Wednesday 27 November 2019

F1 in Schools World Finals Abu Dhabi 2019 supported by ADNOC – Day 4 Awards Celebration Ceremony – Live from Turn 1, Yas Marina Circuit

The 55 teams from 22 countries are joined by their counterparts from the Formula 1 teams, with guest of honour, Chase Carey, for an awards celebration and the crowning of this year’s World Champions.

The F1 in Schools World Finals 2019 is held with the support of a host of sponsors including Formula 1, ADNOC, Yas Marina Circuit, Denford, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management, Autodesk, Etihad, FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, UCL Engineering, City, University of London, University of Huddersfield and Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau.

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