29th June 2023

Ginetta and F1® in Schools come together to inspire next generation of engineers at University of Leeds.

Ginetta and F1® in Schools come together to inspire next generation of engineers at University of Leeds.

Ginetta is proud to support F1 in Schools at it’s UK National Finals held in Leeds, helping to inspire and promote the next generation of engineering talent as students and teams compete to become the F1 in Schools National Champion 2023.

The event will be hosted at the University of Leeds, June 29th – July 1st, and attended by over 500 students. It is the culmination of an extensive series of F1 in Schools Regional Finals. These have taken place across England, Scotland, and Wales over the past nine months. Following these localised events, the top teams from each region will now come together over the three-day event. They’ll showcase their work in designing, manufacturing, and branding miniature F1 cars. Teams will also race their builds on a 20-metre racetrack.

Ginetta’s Motorsport Manager, Mike Simpson will present to all participating teams. He aims to inspire the next generation of engineering talents. He’ll give an insight into the race cars that Ginetta design, build and develop at its 75,000 sq. ft factory, located in Leeds. As an official F1 in Schools event sponsor, two trophies will be presented to class winning teams of the Ginetta Sponsorship and Marketing Award at the UK Nationals ceremony on Friday 30th June.

To showcase the best of British race car manufacturing, Ginetta have displayed two of its most iconic builds at the event. The Ginetta Junior race car and Le Mans Prototype car were showcased. The G40 Junior and LMP1 Le Mans car represents the evolution of engineering, design and manufacturing excellence. These values have been at the heart of the brand since it was established in 1958.

Words from Mike Simpson

Mike Simpson is Ginetta’s Motorsport Manager. He said: “This year’s F1 in Schools UK National Finals being held in our home city. It’s such a fantastic opportunity for us to get involved in the competition. It’s a pleasure to meet the incredibly talented students that have made it to this stage of the challenge.”

At Ginetta, we’re always looking for ways to support and nurture the next generation of engineers and motorsport professionals. This event, alongside the wider work F1 in Schools does up and down the country, aligns perfectly with this ethos.”

With Ginetta’s support, the F1 in Schools competition aims to encourage and nurture the skills and passion of young engineers. This will help pave the way for future talent in the automotive and motorsport industries.

Word from Tom Milner

Tom Milner is the F1 in Schools UK Project Manager. He said: “Ginetta has a fantastic reputation within motorsport. We are delighted to have their support at our UK National Finals. It will be brilliant for the students to see these phenomenal cars in person. They will learn about the renowned engineering skills of this Yorkshire-based company. And, of course, the lucky winners will experience a drive on the Blyton Park track and tour of the Ginetta factory.”

Follow the F1 in Schools UK National Finals on social media @f1inschoolsuk.


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