The Dutch driver, Max Verstappen, confirmed his claim to the title of world champion for the third year in a row, after he – riding his Red Bull team car – achieved the first starting position in the Etihad Airways Grand Prix race held today, at the Yas Marina Circuit. The final round of the Formula 1 World Championship, after Verstappen succeeded yesterday in setting the fastest lap in qualifying for the race.
Verstappen recorded the fastest time of 1 minute, 23 seconds and 445 hundredths of a second, 139 hundredths of a second ahead of the Ferrari driver, Charles Leclerc, from Monaco, who contented himself with recording the second fastest time, while the Australian McLaren driver, Oscar Piasre, came in. Third place, 337 hundredths of a second behind leader Verstappen.
The qualifying trials, with their three periods, reflected the advantage enjoyed by Dutchman Max Verstappen at the Yas Marina Circuit, as he sought to add his fourth consecutive victory at the Etihad Airways Grand Prix, after his success in dominating the race in its last three editions.
Verstappen – by achieving the first pole at the Yas Marina Circuit race – is also close to adding a new record to his records, as he seeks his 19th victory this season.
Bin Sulayem: The birth of an Arab champion in Formula 1 requires a long-term plan
The President of the International Automobile Federation, Mohammed bin Sulayem, confirmed that the possibility of an Arab driver appearing in “Formula 1” requires a long-term plan, and not rushing to reach this sport, which is considered the “highest” category in terms of single-seat cars in the world, stressing at the same time, The presence of desire and talent in the Arabian Gulf and Middle East regions.
Bin Sulayem said in the press conference held yesterday, on the sidelines of the Etihad Airways Grand Prix, the finale of the Formula 1 racing season: “Our main problem lies in urgency, as reaching the pinnacle of single-seat races (Formula 1) requires a strategy.” And a long-term plan.” He added: “We currently have in the Emirates the promising talent Rashid Al Dhaheri, and I believe that he is on the right path. I am optimistic that he has a great future in the coming years, and I hope that he will receive great support.”
President of the International Automobile Federation, Mohammed bin Sulayem. From the source
Al-Azhari wins the UAE Formula 4 race
Yesterday, Yas Heat Racing Team driver, Keanu Al Azhari, who resides in the Emirates, clinched first place in the opening race of the Formula 4 UAE Cup round, achieving the first victory in his career with the team, becoming the first driver to ascend to the top of the new podiums at the Yas Marina Circuit. ».
In the race held within the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Grand Prix, Al-Azhari succeeded in seizing an early lead over the course of the race, which extended for 25 minutes, and maintaining the lead until the end of the race, ahead of the driver of the Excel Motorsport team, Federico Al-Rifai, who booked the His place on the podium was in second place, and third place went to the Prima Racing team driver, Freddie Slater, while the Yas Heat Racing duo, Rashid Al Dhaheri and Hamda Al Qubaisi, achieved fourth and fifth places, respectively.
From the ceremony of crowning Al-Azhari with the “Formula 4” title. From the source
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