The Pathway to a Career in F1 Global Sports
F1 - One of the Biggest Global Sports
With 23 Grand Prix happening in 2023 in different countries, Formula 1 is one of the most global and popular sports in the world with an annual TV audience of over 500 million
F1 is not just a sport but big business. F1 has been listed as the “most valuable sports empire” in the world by Forbes. Liberty Media, who own F1, are valued at $21 billion (£16.8bn), pricier than the ownership groups that Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United belong to. F1 itself is valued at $17.1 billion (£13.8bn).
F1 in Singapore
Singapore welcomed her first ever F1 race in 2008 as the only night race in the F1 race calendar. The race takes place yearly on the streets of Marina Bay, taking five months to set up and two months to tear down. Costing up to $150 million dollars to organise annually, the race is co-funded by the Singapore government and features as one of the key events in Singapore’s calendar, generating substantial tourism dollars from visitors of the race.
F1 in Schools
F1 in Schools is a global Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) challenge present in more than 40 countries worldwide including Singapore with the mission of change the perceptions of science, technology, engineering and maths by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in engineering, Formula 1, science, marketing and technology.
There have been many success stories of participants who have gone through the programme and went on to achieve significant outcomes in their lives including positions in Formula 1 teams.
The F1 in Schools World Finals has been hosted in Singapore many times with the latest one in 2018
F1 in Schools World Finals 2018 Singapore
F1 in Schools Programme in Singapore
This highly popular programme is conducted by Mastereign exclusively in Singapore for more than 50 government schools and private schools.
The programme takes the form of
Enrichment programmes at exposure level
Co-curricular activities (CCA)
Career Programmes under as ApLMs
Applied Learning Programmes (ALPs)
Competition training for the local finals and world finals
Students will be taken through modules such as team identity creation, sponsorship, marketing, 3D design, 3D printing, CAD-CAM, wind tunnel testing culminating in an actual race held in school.
Why F1 in Schools?
Winning teams in various participating countries come together annually in the F1 in Schools World Finals. The winning team receives the F1 in Schools World Championship Trophy as well as scholarships for engineering degrees at University College London, the University of Huddersfield and City as well as the University of London. F1 teams representatives are also frequently present during the competition to shortlist potential candidates for employment into their teams.
Throughout the years, there have been participants of F1 in schools who successfully secured positions in F1 teams.
Interested to know more about the F1 in Schools challenge or enroll your students into the F1 in Schools programme?