HAMDA AL QUBAISI VICTORIOUS DURING ROUND 2 OF F4 UAE AT YAS MARINA CIRCUIT
ABU DHABI RACING’S AL QUBAISI SECURED TWO PODIUM FINISHES
THE CIRCUIT ALSO HOSTED HANKOOK 6H ABU DHABI AND GULF RADICAL CUP ACTION
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 January: Hamda Al Qubaisi secured her maiden victory of the 2021 F4 UAE Championship, as part of the first round of Yas Racing Series, at Yas Marina Circuit.
The second of five rounds of race action took place at the home of the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX with Al Qubaisi, of Abu Dhabi Racing, looking to build on the solid start she had made last week at Dubai Autodrome.
It was in Race 4 that the young Emirati driver triumphed as she performed brilliantly from start to finish, navigating her way into first place having started fourth on the grid and crossing the line ahead of Xcel Motorsport duo Kirill Smal and Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak, who finished second and third respectively.
Al Qubaisi displayed fantastic character to secure two podium finishes over the course of the weekend having finished the opening race in fifth place.
She bounced back brilliantly in Race 2, earning a spot on the podium courtesy of a third-place finish behind Xcel Motorsport’s Dilano Van’t Hoff, who continued where he left off last week with some strong performances, and Cram Durango’s Enzo Trulli.
In Race 3, Al Qubaisi had to settle for fifth once again as Van’t Hoff claimed another victory, but her finest moment was just around the corner as she performed incredibly well in Race 4, recording an impressive time of 20:05.420 to seal her first win in this year’s event.
Round 3 of this year’s F4 UAE competition takes place on 28-30 January at Dubai Autodrome.
It was a busy weekend of racing at Yas Marina Circuit, with Hankook 6H Abu Dhabi and Gulf Radical Cup action also taking place.
Car Collection Motorsport were victorious in the Hankook 6H Abu Dhabi, displaying fantastic quality to respond to an early setback when they dropped to 11th place during a chaotic opening lap.
However, the German team recovered well and, through a combination of excellent driving and efficient pitwork, finished three laps ahead of closest rivals Leipert Motorsport.
In the Gulf Radical Cup, meanwhile, victory went to Alex Khateeb, with Corbett-Winslow and Tarik Kerbouci finishing second and third respectively.
Round 2 of Yas Racing Series, which features F4 UAE and the F3 Asian Championship, takes place at Yas Marina Circuit on 4-7 February. Round 3, including F4 UAE, the F3 Asian Championship and Asia Le Mans, will be held on 18-20 February and Round 4, which features UAE Time Attack, is scheduled for 18-20 March.
Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM), with its head office at Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, has created unique, world class experiences across Abu Dhabi since 2009.
ADMM have promoted and delivered globally significant events, the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Grand Prix, alongside over 400 events a year across motorsports, health and fitness, entertainment and major corporate conferences. The company also delivers a significant programme of motorsport retail experiences for business and consumer audiences at Yas Marina Circuit across the year. This combined experience means that ADMM has a region-leading team with expertise in event marketing, communications, promotions and project management.
Such talent firmly positions ADMM as a leader in sports management. The company is now seeking to diversify into activities and strategic ventures beyond Yas Marina Circuit in order to build towards a broader long-term vision aligned with its partners and stakeholders in Abu Dhabi.
ABOUT YAS MARINA CIRCUIT
Yas Marina Circuit is the United Arab Emirates’ most exciting sporting and entertainment multi-purpose venue. Located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the circuit is home to the annual FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX and much more. In addition to the extensive year-round program of professional and grassroots motorsport events and experiences including Drag and Yas Track Nights, the circuit has emerged as a thriving hub for entertainment and community events in the UAE. As the region’s most technologically advanced facility, the circuit is also a leading MICE venue, regularly hosting a diverse range of corporate meetings, conferences and events. Whether you want to experience the thrill of karting at our Kartzone, driving an Aston Martin GT4 at over 200km/hour on an F1 circuit, work towards your racing license at the Yas Racing School, get fit at TrainYas, participate in one of our many sporting events, or simply catch up with friends at Yas Central, Yas Marina Circuit truly is The Meeting Place of Champions.