How can the idea behind Formula One racing support education during and after Covid19? The educators of Sports & Management Research Institute (SMRI), the premier of sports management & sports engineering research and training institute in Asia has developed a new pedagogy based on the learnings from FORMULA ONE RACING, world’s topmost motorsport.

In 2013, while studying about motorsports, Sijin BT, the sports management guru and the founder of the SMRI realized that the foundation of Formula One is constructed on four invisible basic elements. They are LEARN-PLAY-WORK-INVENT. Each of the teams applies a variation of this magic proportion of four elements as per their organizational culture. There is a lot an ordinary human being could learn from this formula.

When Sports & Management Research Institute (SMRI) had started in 2014, these 4 elements have been adopted as the key foundations of SMRI‘s academic system. SMRI curriculum was prepared based on these elements. After four years of trials and errors, SMRI developed new pedagogy named ’FORMULA EX’ (Formula for Excellence) in November 2019 and implemented it for 2020 January batch.



The Formula Ex was a huge success. Students came with great ideas such as professional 3-Wheeler racing, Labour Games and the Winter Games on Road. The project 3-Wheeler Racing was officially inaugurated on March 10 2020. But the COVID 19, pandemic made our progress sluggish.

Again Formula One came for the support. Two excellent lessons from Formula one are “Surprise at every turn” and “Innovate, there is always a way to be better”. These lessons inspired the educators of SMRI and helped them to come out with a better strategy for learning during Covid19. The new pedagogy is named FORMULA EX19, with the tagline ‘Face it and Win it’. The new pedagogy is Prepared based on the following principles.

All the courses offered by SMRI is now based on FORMULA EX19 pedagogy. We are happy to present FORMULA EX for your critical review and are open for continuous improvement. Thank You!!

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