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Team Abu Dhabi aim to round off a successful season in Sharjah

Frenchman Chiappe needs a top 10 finish to deprive Victory’s Torrente of possible title Team Abu Dhabi’s Alex Carella returns from Italy bidding to win Pole Position Championship Team Abu Dhabi will be aiming to round off another successful season in world power boating by winning the F1 H2O grand prix and the two F4-S races at this weekend’s final round of the UIM F1 H2O World Championship on Khaled Lagoon in Sharjah. Fresh from finishing third in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi and claiming a first ever UIM F4-S Championship title, the team out of the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) travels the short distance through Dubai to the third largest of the emirates determined to wrap up the season in winning style. While Alex Carella and Thani Al-Thani will be aiming for the top step…

Andersson wins F1 H2o Abu Dhabi GP from pole

Team Sweden’s Jonas Andersson survived three yellow flag stoppages to claim a thrilling victory in Friday afternoon’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, as Team Abu Dhabi’s Alex Carella recovered from yesterday’s accident to snatch third place from the clutches of the Victory Team’s Shaun Torrente within metres of the finish of the race at the Abu Dhabi Breakwater. In a race that has strengthened runner-up Philippe Chiappe’s case for claiming a third successive world title heading into next weekend’s Sharjah showdown, yellow flag incidents ignited the drama and Carella overcame a crash on Friday and news of the death of his father in Italy on Thursday evening to round off the podium in a nail-biting climax. Andersson’s win was his first since the 2009 Grand Prix in Liuzhou and a fifth in his career. An emotional Carella said; It was…

F1 H2o pole for Andersson in Abu Dhabi

Team Abu Dhabi faces a daunting race against time to ensure that Alex Carella will start Friday’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi in a competitive boat after the three-time World Champion somersaulted spectacularly out of the second stint of a pulsating BRM Qualifying session at the Abu Dhabi Breakwater on Thursday afternoon. Fractions of a second separated the leading group and Carella’s accident meant that he missed out on the Q3 shoot-out and was awarded sixth place, with pole position falling to Team Sweden’s Jonas Andersson from Erik Stark of the Emirates Racing Team in an all-Swedish 1-2. Defending World Champion Philippe Chiappe, Victory’s Team’s Shaun Torrente and Ahmed Al-Hameli qualified in third, fourth and fifth places. Carella, who still leads the UIM F1 H2O Pole Position Championshp, is sure to fall further down the starting order on Friday when…

19 F1 H2o drivers from 12 nations set for testing course off Abu Dhabi Breakwater

This year’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, the traditional penultimate round of the UIM F1 H2O World Championship, roars into life on Thursday with the first of two F4-S support races and BRM Pole Position qualifying for the world’s finest tunnel boat racers. Staged on a tricky course off the Abu Dhabi Breakwater and hosted by the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC), the main race has attracted 19 drivers from 12 nations, including Team Abu Dhabi’s Thani Al-Qamzi and Alex Carella. Frenchman Philippe Chiappe of the CTIC F1 Shenzhen China Team leads the F1 H2O Drivers’ Championship by 13 points from the Victory Team’s Shaun Torrente. Carella is fourth in the points’ standings behind Finland’s Sami Selio. Etihad Airways is the official carrier for Team Abu Dhabi that is also supported by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and…

5 way battle for 2016 F1 H2o Championship

The Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) is putting the final touches together in readiness to host the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, the penultimate round of the UIM F1 H2O World Championship, on December 7-9. This will be the 23rd time that the club has hosted a round of the prestigious championship, where five of the world’s finest drivers are in with a chance of claiming this year’s title on a challenging course off the Abu Dhabi Breakwater. Team Abu Dhabi is chasing a fifth championship triumph and a first since 2006. All eyes will focus on three-time World Champion, Alex Carella, who is flying the flag for the UAE capital alongside experienced teammate Thani Al-Qamzi. Carella lies fourth in the points’ standings after races in Dubai, Evian, Porto, Harbin and Liuzhou and knows that nothing short of…

Trask’s F1h2o Return

Grant Trask will be driving for the EMIC Racing Team in a DAC hull at the F1h20 races of Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The Aussie circuit racer will be bringing his sponsors, Monster Homes AUS and the Trask Development Corporation to the team. Trask comes from a family of racers. His father and uncle, Bob and Dave have also both raced in international Formula 1. Trask has raced in UIM F1h20 before, however, increasing work commitments took precedence until now. John MooreJohn raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s. He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010. He has recently organised 4 British Offshore races under UKOPRA sanction. He is the Editor of Powerboat Racing World. www.powerboatracingworld.com/

Al-Hameli takes Liuzhou F1 H20 win from pole

A delighted Al-Hameli last won a round of the series in Doha Bay in 2012, but the Emirati delivered a superb performance from pole position on the Liu River course to fend off a superb challenge from double World Champion and series leader Philippe Chiappe to record his stunning win. When the lights went out, Al-Hameli held his line from Chiappe, but Selio managed to sneak passed Carella into third. Al-Qamzi climbed to seventh place and Andersson surged into 11th and then overtook Francesco Cantando to snatch 10th position. By lap five, Al-Hameli led Chiappe by 2.99 seconds, as Selio, Carella and Torrente trailed in their wake and Andersson overtook Duarte Benavente to snatch ninth. The leading group held station through 10 laps, although Poland’s Bartak Marszalak became the first retirement of the 18 entrants on the seventh lap and…

Al-Hameli edges out Chiappe and Carella for Liuzhou F1 H20 pole

Sunday afternoon’s BRM Qualifying on the 2.02km, six-pin course on the Liu River was split into three sessions with the slowest six of the 18 entrants eliminated in the first 20-minute session. Alex Carella put in a time of 46.61 seconds in the first three minutes to try and put himself into Q2 early on, but Thani Al-Qamzi was down in ninth at the mid point of the session with a lap of 48.43 seconds and needed to keep an eye on his rivals running behind to ensure it made it into the top 12. Nadir Bin Hendi, Filip Roms, Francesco Cantando, Christophe Larigot, Jesper Forss and Jonas Andersson were eventually eliminated, with engine issues preventing Andersson doing more than a handful of laps at the end of the session. Bartek Marszalak clipped a turn buoy and was duly penalised…

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