1st all-girl Dubai team to compete in "F1 in Schools" global contest

Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-12 15:42:29|Editor: xuxin
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DUBAI, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Dwight School Dubai has submitted the first all-girl team from the United Arab Emirates to the global "F1 in Schools" challenge, where six students from Dwight School Dubai will build and race mini Formula one car in the global challenge, UAE's Gulf News reported on Tuesday.

The six grade nine students have been tasked with manufacturing and racing a miniature F1 car of the future, according to the news website.

F1 in Schools is the only global multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students aged nine to 19 deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyze, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air powered balsa wood F1 cars.

The team, named "Ultraviolet Racing", have secured Al Tayer Motors, the official Maserati import-dealer in the UAE, as a sponsor that will be supporting them throughout the process.

The team will also receive guidance from Rayyah Fathalla, director of the "Centre of Excellence for Arabic Language Culture and The Arts", who is also a member of the first all-female GCC Karting team.

The founding constitution of F1 in Schools stipulates that it is, and shall remain, a not-for-profit organization.

Funds raised through sponsorship are invested in administering, developing and expanding the challenge as all income is deployed in accordance with guidelines laid down by Formula One Management.

The challenge is a unique global platform for the promotion of Formula One and partners to a youth market.