Say what you like about F1, it does have some amazing initiatives surrounding it and I think the absolute peak of those is the F1 in Schools program.
In Abu Dhabi, children from no fewer than 55 schools, from 22 different countries, from all kinds of backgrounds, will be mixing with F1 drivers, engineers and technology of the paddock. The schools are going head to head in the F1 in Schools World Final and their invention, presentation skills and competition skills will be judged by some of the biggest names in motorsport worldwide.
They’ll be flying out to the final race of the year and invited into the F1 paddock to see exactly what goes on behind the scenes and how the big names operate over a race weekend. They’ll be given the opportunity to talk to those people already working in the Formula 1 industry about what they studied, how they got involved in F1 and how to make the most of their time at school in order to line themselves up for a career in racing when they’ve finished.