3 teams participating in the Formula 1 program in schools, which is held by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithraa), were able to qualify for the international competition that will be held in Singapore, after several rounds of local competition that was held in the Kingdom with the participation of 200 students from 50 schools coming from 5 Saudi cities, as it was announced during the closing ceremony on Friday evening, which was held in the Great Hall of the “Ithra” Center, about preparations for the international championship and how to prepare students for it, in line with the international Formula 1 standards, in which more than 55 countries around the world will compete.
Build and develop
The Director of the Center, Abdullah Al-Rashed, started the ceremony with a speech he gave to the students and all attendees, stressing the role of “Ithraa” in supporting national talents and their participation in international forums, by supporting students who are passionate about engineering design with the aim of advancing them academically and technically, directing his speech to the students that all those who participated in these competitions Winners, as they are motivated by the passion for creativity, the energy of belonging and the love of the country, which gave them the opportunity to participate in his name, to raise his flag in international forums.
Al-Rashed also explained the stages witnessed by the Formula 1 program in schools, saying: “We count a lot on the sons and daughters of the Kingdom to continue excellence, from designing, manufacturing, marketing and driving cars from the Ithra circuit, to leading the future of passion and creativity in the Kingdom and the world,” while the founder and president of Formula 1 in schools explained. Andrew Denford said, “What the students have achieved after completing their training reflects the capabilities and capabilities provided to them, as we followed all the details of their research, designs, and stages of accuracy in working according to the foundations of Formula 1 in schools globally, as it gives participants the opportunity to qualify for the global qualifiers in Singapore, and here I confirm that what It was presented by Saudi students, amazing and proficient, whether in the tools, laboratories, and laboratories that were equipped to train students, up to the moment of announcing the results and preparing for the next stage.”
Winning and qualifying teams
3 teams to Singapore
With the start of the countdown to the ceremony and in the presence of the students and their families, “Ithraa” announced the names of the three teams that will leave the Kingdom in September 2023, raising the flag of victory locally and flying internationally. The “Obayya” team, and amidst the joy that overwhelmed all the participants, many of the senior visitors toured the corridors of the Great Hall in Ithra to learn about the students’ participation and the remarkable scientific progress and promising passion achieved by the program that contributes to nurturing the sources of creativity and enhances the paths of innovation.
a future vision
On the sidelines of the closing ceremony, the program hosted a racing car driver dubbed “the human compass”, and one of the most prominent Arab names in the Middle East Rally Championship is Mubarak Al-Hajri, who revealed how championships are won, and the remarkable progress witnessed by the current generation in participating in all kinds of sports, noting in an exhibition Speaking to the rich opportunity provided by the Ithra Center for students to be world champions capable of facing the challenge, pointing out that the industry kitchen for Formula 1 will be in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as the generation seems ready and prepared in light of the availability of an environment that keeps up with developments for the types of these sports, whether in designing its tools or practicing it as a sport And with Vision 2030, the winner in the global Formula 1 world will be a Saudi, in sympathy with the efforts and achievements that are able to link capabilities to the future.
While a car and motorcycle racing driver, Dana Aqeel, participated in a dialogue session during which she showed the experience of different races and the challenges that surround them in order to reach the goal, according to certain methodologies and factors that help development and growth, noting at the same time the available opportunities and how to exploit them, in addition to the activities that accompanied the program on over 4 days.