Monday 21st January 2019, Dubai: Raising the flag for women in motorsports, Dwight School Dubai’s all-girls F1 team, Ultraviolet Racing, paid a special visit to Al Tayer Motors’ Maserati service center. Following their entrance as an all-girls team from the UAE to the global F1 in Schools challenge, the team secured Al Tayer Motors, the official Maserati importer-dealer in the UAE, as a named sponsor.
To start the school day, a fleet of luxurious Maserati cars transported the 8th and 9th Grade students from Dwight School Dubai to the Maserati service center for a complete tour of the facility. Welcomed by Jad Elias, VP Maserati Sales, Mona Sadoun, VP Customer Experience & Marketing, and Paula El Helou, Workshop Manager Maserati & Ferrari from Al Tayer Motors, the team were thrilled to gain insight to aid with their F1 in Schools challenge. Ultraviolet Racing learnt about the heritage of Maserati, the workings of the engines and the aerodynamics of the cars to help them with designing their miniature F1 car for the upcoming competition.
Jad Elias, VP Maserati Sales at Al Tayer Motors said: “We were pleased to welcome Ultraviolet Racing to the service centre and were impressed with their thirst for automotive knowledge. We wish them all the success for the forthcoming F1 in Schools challenge finals and we hope that they inspire other young people, especially females, to become engineers and join the world of motoring and motorsports.”
Armed with knowledge from Maserati, the Ultraviolet Racing team were gifted with branded racing suits for them to wear at their latest Festival of Speed event, taking place on 23rd and 24th January at Dubai Autodrome and Dwight School Dubai to raise awareness for the F1 in Schools challenge.
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About F1 in Schools
F1 in Schools started in the UK in 2000 and since this time has expanded across the globe, enjoying year-on-year international growth. It is now accessible to over 26 million students in 45 countries. Researching, designing, making and racing an F1 car of the future is at its core. Teams then race each other head-to-head on the F1 in Schools race track. The programme, with its multi-disciplinary approach embracing key skills across STEM, while inspiring many students to consider engineering as a career, benefits all the students involved. It develops their confidence through team work and verbal presentations needed in the judging elements and often sparks a passion for a specific expertise, whether this is managing people, marketing the team or creating artistic graphics and displays. For further information visit www.f1inschools.com
About Dwight School
Renowned as a leader in global education, Dwight is a frontier IB World School, with campuses in New York, Dubai, London, Seoul, and Shanghai, along with an online campus in the cloud. Founded in 1872, Dwight is the first school in the Americas to offer the comprehensive International Baccalaureate curriculum for students ages 3-18. The academically rigorous IB is recognized worldwide as the “gold standard” in pre-university preparation.
Dwight School Dubai is located on an impressive 40,000 square-meter campus in Al Barsha South, Dubai. The world-class campus, designed by Dwight School and their local partners, Bloom Education, offers state-of-the-art facilities, including: a 25M pool, training pool, basketball courts, tennis and squash courts, a full soccer pitch; and a mix of core academic, language, music, and performing arts classrooms, specialist labs, and innovation centers.
About Al Tayer Motors
Al Tayer Motors was established in 1982 and represents major European and American automobile manufacturers Maserati, Ferrari, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Ford and Ford Trucks across the UAE.
With a growing network of sales, service and parts centres across Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, the dedicated team of more than 3,000 professionals is committed to taking customer satisfaction to higher levels.
In Abu Dhabi, Maserati, Ferrari, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Ford and Ford Trucks are represented by Al Tayer Motors through Premier Motors.