EVIAN, France - 28 June, 2015 - Italian three-time World Champion Alex Carella thought he gave the "new look" Team Abu Dhabi organization their first victory at the 19th Grand Prix of France but the victory party was shortened dramatically after the UIM officials deemed his setup was not according to the rules, thus handing Kuwaiti driver Youssef Al Rubayan his first victory in dramatic fashion.
EVIAN, FRANCE - Sunday, 28 June, 2015 - Philippe Chiappe will Start his home Grand Prix in P1 after taking his third and what he called his most important pole-position. “They are all important to me but to do it in France is the best.” he said.
EVIAN, FRANCE - Saturday, 27 June, 2015 - The weather god's played a heavy hand for the second straight Grand Prix of the 2015 UIM F1 H2O World Championship season when strong west winds combined by large swells cancelled the final Q3 "Shootout" until tomorrow morning on Lac Leman.
EVIAN (France) - Saturday, 27 June - Third quickest in practice for Alex Carella but he says there is still work to be done and room to improve.
EVIAN (France) - Saturday, 27 June - Victory Team's Shaun Torrente nailed his last lap on his first outing for his new team to go quickest in practice, his time of 47.50 seconds sending a clear message to his rivals. "Out of the box, onto the water, P1, that's awesome," he said.
EVIAN (France) - Saturday, 27 June - Team new boy Erik Stark racked up 32 laps in practice in his first outing for Team Emirates and rewarded with fourth quickest, his teammate Ahmed Al Hameli far from happy with the limited one hour session.
EVIAN (France) - Saturday, 27 June - Top ten times for Duarte Benavente and Yousef Al Rubayan with both driver's very positive about the upgrades to their boats and engines since Qatar.
EVIAN (France) - Saturday, 27 June - It was a frustrating first practice for the Motorglass F1 Team, with Bernd Enzenhofer crashing out ending his weekend's prospects and Francesco Cantando struggling with engine issues.
But for team returnee Bartek Marszalek it was a solid outing in his new DAC.
EVIAN (France) - Friday, 26 June - After a solid start to the season with sixth place, a new sponsor and rebranding to EMIC Team and a major overhaul to her boat, Marit Stromoy say's what she now wants and needs is a podium finish. "It has been a hectic few months. We have really been working a lot to completely change the boat, replacing the sponsons and deck. So really almost a new boat." she said.
EVIAN (France) - Friday, 26 June - Thrown an eleventh hour lifeline or simply a very astute move by Dubai's Victory Team. Call it what you will. Qatar Grand Prix pole-sitter, race winner and Championship leader Shaun Torrente is back and relishing the new challenge ahead. "I've only been gone like a second, but it felt like an eternity and I still have my points and the lead." he said ahead of this weekend's Grand Prix of France.
EVIAN (France) - Friday, 26 June - Finland's Two-time World Champion Sami Selio will line up in Evian in what he calls the 'second edition' of what was, is, a relatively new boat and eager to get some points on the board after his spectacular coming together with Ahmed Al Hameli and dramatic race exit at the season-opener.
EVIAN, France - (June 25, 2015) - At the very least the last three years have been quite a whirlwind for Emirates F1 Team driver Ahmed Al Hameli as the 36-year-old driver has gone from the "brink" of despair to returning to his favorite thing in life, driving once again an F1 H2O boat.
EVIAN, France - (June 24, 2015) - You can learn a lot by looking at numbers. This is what most of us were taught in school by our basic mathematics teacher's throughout our younger years. Oddly enough, it works for sports including the worldwide UIM F1 H2O World Championship for powerboating series as well.
ABU DHABI - (19 June, 2015) - Having never given up on his dream to return to F1 after his Qatar Team disbanded eight weeks ago, defending points leader Shaun Torrente has put together a program where he will now be attending the second round of the UIM F1 H2O World Championship when the tour stops in lovely Evian for next weekends 19th Grand Prix of France on Lake Geneva on the 26th thru 28th of June.
ABU DHABI – Monday, 15 June - “Laissez le bon temps rouler” as the French say in such a dynamic way and in English it means; “Let the good times roll” and that's exactly what is expected to happen as the world of the UIM F1 H2O World Championship series comes rolling in lovely Evian next week for the 19th Grand Prix of France on the 26th thru the 28th of June.
ABU DHABI – Thursday, 11 June - Second generation UIM F1 H2O World Championship driver Cedric Deguisne is returning to the series for the first time in over a decade leading Team Maverick driving the number 73 boat at his countries 19th Grand Prix of France on the weekend of the 26th thru 28th of May in Evian on the shore of Lake Geneva.
ABU DHABI - Team Owner, Manager and Hall-of-Fame driver Scott Gillman was all smiles at the “gala” press conference today with the official launching of his new support from the Senaat holding company as Team Emirates will now have strong local support as they head for the 2nd round of the 2015 UIM F1 H2O World Championship tour at the Grand Prix of France on the 26th thru 28th of June in Evian.
ABU DHABI - The first Polish driver to ever race on the UIM F1 H2O World Championship tour Bartek Marszalek announced this week that he will return to the series and once again be a member of the Motorglass F1 Team as their third driver beginning at the Grand Prix of France on the 26th thru 28th of June in Evian.
ABU DHABI - Saturday, 6 June - They'll be a new face in the paddock when the UIM F1 H2O World Championship for powerboating moves to it's second round of the 2015 campaign at the Grand Prix of France in Evian, when longtime Team Nautica introduces it new name and new driver to the series.
|Youssef Al Rubayan||24|
|UIM F1H2O World Championship|
|THA||King's Cup||Nov 15||TBC|
|UAE||Abu Dhabi||Dec 11||C|
|UIM Nations Cup|
|date and venue could be changed|
|Grand Prix of France|
|01||Youssef Al Rubayan|
|02||Jonas Andersson||+ 1.36 secs|
|03||Filip Roms||+ 2.39 secs|