It means Muaaz Shah, who is hoping to pursue a career in elite motorsport, will get to work with a Formula 1 team during his studies. The scholarship programme is part of Formula 1’s WeRaceAsOne campaign, which is intended to address issues of under-representation in the sport.
“With all the equipment here at Coventry University I’m spoilt for choice,” said Shah. “We have racing simulators, state-of-the-art facilities – we practically have our own Formula 1 garage here. I have every confidence that this course can help me pursue my dream of working in research, development and design within the F1 industry.”
Apparently, Coventry University was chosen by Formula 1 as part of a small group of universities to award the scholarship, and just ten students in the UK and Italy have been given the opportunity.
“Diversity and inclusion are crucial values to any profession or industry and engineering and motorsport are no exceptions to that,” said Patricia Ashman, Associate Head of School for Recruitment and Marketing in the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing at Coventry University. “It’s an exciting time for Muaaz and we’re thoroughly looking forward to working with him as he takes his first steps towards pursuing a dream career in F1.”
“We’re delighted that Formula 1 have selected us to be one of just a handful of universities who will have the opportunity to award this scholarship, and the fact we’ve been chosen is a great compliment to our facilities as well as our engineering and motorsport courses,” said Patricia Ashman, Associate Head of School for Recruitment and Marketing in the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing at Coventry University.
Congratulations to Muaaz, and we hope he’s set for exciting studies.