Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente, Thani Al-Qemzi and Erik Stark will be locked in a three-way fight to decide the outcome of a pulsating UIM F1 H2O World Championship on Khalid Lagoon this weekend.
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It’s been a miserable season for 2-time F1H2o World Champion Sami Seliö and where others may have ‘thrown the towel in’, the determined racer from Finland’s perseverance has paid off and was rewarded with a podium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Marit Strømøy’s best season in F1H2o was in 2015 when she finished 5th overall in the World Championship and became the first lady to ever win in the pinnacle of Circuit Powerboat Racing.
Peter Morin from the CTIC F1 Shenzen China team has very quietly been putting together an excellent set of results in this season’s UIM F1H2o World Championship.
On Saturday, the final round of the 2018 UIM F1H2o World Championship will be contested in Sharjah, UAE.
Team Abu Dhabi’s Thani Al-Qemzi created a little piece of history by becoming the first Arab driver ever to win the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.
Thani Al Qemzi won the F1H2o Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi which in turn lifted him to second in the F1H2o Championship while Shaun Torrente just did enough to hold on to the lead after finishing sixth.
The final practice session on Saturday morning marked the last opportunity for teams to arrive at the optimum set-up for the race and try out propeller choices and shakedown the boats for the last time.