DOHA (QATAR): His Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani, President of the Qatar Marine Sports Federation (QMSF), made a special presentation to the Qatar Team's 2012 UIM F1H20 World Champion Alex Carella, chief mechanic and engine builder Brendan Power and the team's talented second driver Shaun Torrente at a gala dinner this weekend at the Doha Sheraton.
Khalid bin Arhama Al-Kuwari, head of formula racing at the QMSF, also took the opportunity to confirm his team line-up for the 2013 UIM F1H20 World Championship, which is provisionally set to begin in April.
"We will keep to the same successful team in 2013," enthused Al-Kuwari. "Alex and Shaun will be our drivers in Formula One, Brendan Power will be working in his usual meticulous way with the boats and the engines and Khalid Abdullah Al-Kuwari will represent the team in Formula 4 (F-4S)."
Al-Kuwari also confirmed that he is looking to add a second driver to the Qatar Team line-up for the 2013 UIM F-4S Championship for the Eurofin Trophy and that he has received several enquiries from drivers wanting to join the Qatar Team to potentially run a third boat in F1 during the course of the season.
|U.I.M. F1H2O Grand Prix of Sharjah|
|Thursday December 12|
|10:15 - 11:15||First Free Practice|
|15:50 - 16:50||Qualifications|
|Q1 - Q2 - Q3|
|Friday December 13|
|10:15 - 11:15||Second Free Practice|
|16:00 - 16:45||Grand Prix of Sharjah|
|Youssef Al Rubayan||26|
|Thani Al Qamzi||22|
|UIM F1H2O World Championship|
|UKR||Kyiv Region GP||Jul 27||C|
|President Cup||Jul 28||C|
|UAE||Abu Dhabi||Nov 29||C|
|UIM Nations Cup|
|UAE||Abu Dhabi||Dec 4||C|
|date and venue could be changed|
|C= Confirmed TBC= To Be Confirmed
TBA= To Be Announced
|Abu Dhabi (UAE)|
|02||Philippe Chiappe||+ 2.41 secs|
|03||Alex Carella||+ 5.41 secs|