Up to 400 school children got to learn more about Formula E and sustainable motorsport during an engaging and informative session ahead of the CORE Diriyah E-Prix.
Jaguar TCS Team’s Sam Bird, the winner of the 2019 and 2021 Diriyah E-Prix, visited King’s College Riyadh and was shown model electric vehicles that the pupils had made ahead of the visit. Also in attendance were Samer Issa-El-Khoury, Managing Partner of CBX, and Mai Al Helabi, General Manager of the Events Department at the Ministry of Sport, who delivered speeches about this year’s event and what it means to stage the races in the Kingdom.
The visits were part of Formula E’s Community Engagement and Legacy Strategy
Also, Formula E’s Sustainability Director, Julia Palle visited Prince Sultan University and addressed students in an informative session to highlight the importance of sustainability and how Formula E is working towards hosting an eco-friendly motorsport championship that will help benefit the planet.
The visits were part of Formula E’s Community Engagement and Legacy strategy, giving the younger generation a broader understanding of the sport and the Diriyah double-header.
At Kings College, the pupils, aged between 5-11, quizzed Sam along with Iona Neilson, Senior Sustainability Manager at Formula E, in a Q&A session to not only understand more about the life of a racing driver, but also what is being done from an environmental perspective and the steps they take to make the sport as sustainable as possible.
The 2023 CORE The Diriyah E-Prix is powered by 100% renewable energy using B100 biofuel and is a Net Zero Carbon event. Formula E measures, reduces and offsets all its emissions by investing in renewable energy production.