Nov 8, 2021

F1 in Schools France is moving to Circuit Paul Ricard, for the pleasure of young and old ones

The Circuit Paul Ricard becomes the Center of Excellence F1 in Schools France, a unique educational challenge based on STEM or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professions, accessible to all young people aged 6 to 19.


In partnership with the promoters of the FIA ​​Formula 1 World Championship, and existing in more than 50 countries around the world, the program is finally accessible in France. F1 in Schools aims to make science and technology accessible to all by offering an enriching and fun program around the design and manufacture of a miniaturized Formula 1 racing car. Within schools, or in independent teams, young people can now participate in the program to compete in the next national finals which will take place in 2022 at the Center of Excellence F1 in Schools located within the XTREM PARK.


Each team, made up of 3 to 6 students, constitutes its Formula One team in all the dimensions it includes: creation of the name, brand, communication plan, business plan, production of their miniaturized prototype cars. The goal is to have the chance to compete with the best French teams in the national finals and represent France in the world finals, which usually take place on the side-lines of a Formula 1 Grand Prix. The F1 in Schools competition is divided in 4 classes, covering primary and secondary education. The primary class (from 9 to 11 years old), the entry class (from 11 to 14 years old), the development class (from 14 to 16 years old) and the professional class (from 16 to 19 years old).


An inclusive and accessible challenge

F1 In Schools is an entity guided by equality, diversity and inclusion, and we remove barriers to entry for young talent. We are committed to making the challenge accessible to minorities and are guided by the desire to help reduce the gap in success between advantaged and disadvantaged students.

"We are happy and proud to welcome the first F1 in Schools center of excellence in France to the Circuit Paul Ricard, the circuit of the French F1 Grand Prix.

The development of new technologies has always been at the heart of our priorities.

We want to give the opportunity to future generations to appropriate the world of motorsport and encourage them to take an interest in STEM professions, which are highly sought after today. This is a real opportunity for the youngest to develop their creativity and ingenuity.

With F1 in Schools, we can now pass on our passion and pave the way for youth employment. "

Stéphane Clair, General Manager of Circuit Paul Ricard.


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