Al Rubayan Wins In France After Carella Is Disqualified!

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.

 

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Chiappe on Pole for Grand Prix of France!

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.

 

 

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Rough Water Conditions Force Battle For Pole Until Sunday A.M.!

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.

 

 

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Still Work To Do To Find The Maximum Pace Says Carella

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.

 

 

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Out Of The Box Onto The Water - Torrente Sets Pace In Practice

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.

 

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Contrasting Sessions For Stark And Al Hameli

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.

 

 

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F1 Atlantic Drivers Very Positive After Practice

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.

 

 

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Enzenhofer’s Crash Rules Him Out Of Weekend

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.

 

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Marit Stromoy: I Always Try To Push For The Best

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.

 

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Torrente: We Race Boats This Is What We Do..No Pressure!

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.

 

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Selio: The Competiton Is Getting Tougher!

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.

 

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Ahmed Al Hameli Brings New Life To His Racing Career!

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.

 

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Having Fun With “Numbers for your Casino visit"!

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.

 

 

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Torrente to Defend Points Lead in Evian With Victory Team !

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.

 

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France to Punctuate Grand Tradition of F1 Racing in Evian !

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.

 

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Cedric Deguisne to Make F1 Comeback in Evian !

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.

 

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Emirates Team Looks Bright With SENAAT Backing in F1H2O !

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.

 

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Polish Star Bartek Marszalek Returns to F1!

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.

 

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Team Nautica Changes Name And Identity Heading To France!

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.

 

 

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Grand Prix of France 2015

Promo Grand Prix of Portugal
UIM F1H2O World Championship
Qatar QAT Doha Mar 14 C
France FRA Evian Jun 28 C
Portugal POR Porto Aug 2 C
China CHN Liuzhou Oct 2 C
China CHN Shanghai Oct 11 C
China THA Pattaya Nov 14 TBC
China THA King's Cup Nov 15 TBC
UAE UAE Abu Dhabi Dec 11 C
UAE UAE Sharjah Dec 18 C
 
UIM Nations Cup
Qatar QAT Doha Mar 11 C
 
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