F1 Saudi GP pens education deal with KAU

Students will undergo supervised training to be part of the event delivery team.

F1 Saudi GP pens education deal with KAU

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  • Deal aligns with Vision 2030 programme
  • KAU graduates to help with Saudi GP in December

The Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation (SAMF), promoters of the upcoming Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, has announced a partnership with King Abdulaziz University (KAU).

As part of the deal, SAMF has signed a memorandum of understanding, which will allow KAU students to get involved with the race in December 2021.

Additionally, KAU graduates will be recruited by SAMF to be part of its events delivery team for the race.

The move aligns with Saudi Arabia's 'Vision 2030' programme, which aims to provide education and training opportunities for all.

Students will enter a training programme under supervision from SAMF to help further their careers and build their skillsets for upcoming motorsport events across the next decade. These include the Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Formula E, Dakar Rally and Extreme E.

"We are thrilled to sign this hugely important Memorandum of Understanding with the esteemed King Abdulaziz University that will help create a generation of high-quality talent capable of organising and hosting premier, global sporting events," said Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Abdullah Al Faisal, chairman of SAMF.

"We believe that the best way to learn, is to do. This exciting partnership puts this into practice, offering some of the brightest and best of our kingdom the opportunity to receive hands-on, tangible experience of working across a variety of roles in delivering the biggest sporting event ever to take place in Saudi Arabia.

"We will help develop and discover the leaders of the future and create a platform to educate and prepare our youth to forge their own career paths at the highest level – both in Saudi Arabia and beyond.

"As set out in our Vision 2030 manifesto, together we will continue building a better country, fulfilling our dream of prosperity and unlocking the talent, potential, and dedication of our young men and women."

The 2021 Formula One season continues on 18th July at Silverstone Circuit, UK.