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UBS and Lewis Hamilton Surprise Primary School Children

Three students from a primary school in Camden recently visited our Formula One factory, with their tour featuring a surprise meeting…

UBS, the leading global wealth manager, recently arranged for three pupils from a primary school in Camden to visit the home of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, which included an unexpected meeting with Lewis Hamilton at the end of the tour.

The children were chosen because of their interest in STEM subjects and desire to work in the engineering and automotive industries. They were shown around our Brackley factory and were introduced to some of the different roles that deliver a Championship-winning F1 car.

Lewis had a little fun with the visitors, disguising himself as an engineer at first, before removing the mask to surprise them. He then sat down with the students to answer their questions and talk through the importance of education, a positive mental attitude and dedication.

Lewis Hamilton said: “Education I know is key for every child and we’re in a time more than ever before where we need to make sure we’re providing opportunities and also enabling the younger generation to understand what they are.

“There are a lot of youngsters who don’t realize that being an engineer, for example, is an avenue that they can go down. We’re really trying to have a positive impact on the people that we meet, in particular the youth, and I’m proud of the things we are doing together.”

Johan Jervoe, CMO at UBS, said: “This is a mindset that fits with our own beliefs. Education is critical to inspire and empower young people from any background, thereby helping to forge a more equal society.”