After a lengthy summer recess, the UIM F1H2o World Championship is back with vengeance this weekend in China, and the title race is heating up.
Few would have predicted that Jonas Andersson would be topping the leader board at this stage of the season, he currently holds a 3-point advantage over defending champion Shaun Torrente, after his second place in the Grand Prix of Xiamen today.
Jonas Andersson / 47 points
Shaun Torrente / 44 points
Marit Stromoy / 28 points
Thani Al Qemzi / 27 points
Alex Carella / 25 points
Peter Morin / 23 points
Mathematically, 4 other drivers can take the title, Marit Stromoy, Thani Al Qemzi, Alex Carella and Peter Morin.
Alex Carella’s win today will clearly give him a huge confidence boost ahead of tomorrow’s Grand Prix of China, if he is standing on the top of the podium tomorrow afternoon, the Championship will head to the final race in Sharjah on a knife edge, and very few of us expected that at the beginning of the 2019 season.
Grand Prix of China
Sunday 20 October
00:40 – 01:00 Free Practice F4
01:10 – 01:30 Time Trials F4
01:45 – 02:30 F1H2O Free Practice
03:00 – 04:00 F1H2O Rebellion Qualifications
06:30 – 06:50 F4 Race Day 2
07:45 – 08:00 F1H2O Parade Lap
08:00 – 09:00 F1H2O Grand Prix of China
09:10 – 09:30 Prize Giving Ceremony
*All times GMT
Add 1 hour for British Summer Time
Add 2 hours for Central European Time
Subtract 4 hours for Eastern Standard Time
John 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.