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F1 in Schools students take learning live

As part of its commitment as the presenting partner of the UAE F1TM in School Challenge, Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), is giving participating students of this year’s F1 in Schools programme tickets to the 2011 Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

11 November 2011

As part of its commitment as the presenting partner of the UAE F1TM in School Challenge, Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), is giving participating students of this year’s F1 in Schools programme tickets to the 2011 Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The F1 in School Challenge is an educational programme designed to provide students with an in-depth experience of Formula One racing, in turn fostering a greater appreciation for engineering, science and technology, marketing and various other disciplines involved in the sport.

Mubadala are giving the current F1 in Schools students the opportunity to attend this year’s F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit, to help enhance the experience the students will take from the programme. At the circuit, the students will be able to experience first-hand how the teams work together; observing the spilt-second reactions of teams during pit stops, and marveling at the finely engineered F1 cars flying past at top speeds of over 300km/h.

They will also be able to visit the F1 in Schools Centre of Excellence, situated in the Marina Grandstand, and the F1 in Schools stand in the Oasis Area where they can test their reaction times.

Amina Taher, Manager, Mubadala Group Communications, commented: “We are committed to helping young people realize their potential in a number of ways. Part of this is about encouraging them to be healthy and active. But equally important is finding new ways to develop personally and professionally. There are numerous career paths available in the sport of Formula One racing and the motorsport industry, from driving to engineering and design. What is important is to encourage students to explore the exciting opportunities that are being made available to them. We have already seen two teams from the UAE triumph at the 2011 F1 in Schools World™ Championships in Kuala Lumpur and we’re excited to see more.”

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About Mubadala

Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) is a catalyst for the economic diversification of Abu Dhabi. Established and owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, the company’s strategy is built on the creation of partnerships and on long-term investments that deliver strong financial returns and tangible social benefits for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and that contribute to the growth and diversification of its economy.

Mubadala brings together and manages a multi-billion dollar portfolio of local, regional and international investments and partners with leading global organizations to operate businesses across a wide range of industry sectors. These include semiconductor technology, aerospace, energy, healthcare, information communications and technology, infrastructure, real estate and hospitality, and services ventures. For more information about Mubadala, please visit http://www.mubadala.ae

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