Wednesday, 31 October: Team Abu Dhabi is very much in control of proceedings as the championship heads into the business end of the season, kick starting the crucial three-race run in to year end and title honours with the Grand Prix of India in Amaravati on 16-18 November, round 5 of the UIM F1H2O World Championship.
The Abu Dhabi trio of Thani Al Qemzi, Erik Stark and Shaun Torrente are currently locked in an inter-team battle for title honours, holding the top three spots in the title race and split by just two points, 54 to 52, with the Abu Dhabi outfit comfortably out front in the Teams Championship by 42 points.
For the remaining title hopefuls the fight back has to start now, with CTIC F1 Shenzhen China duo Philippe Chiappe and Peter Morin best placed and the closest challengers, 20 and 24 points off top spot.
Jonas Andersson has confirmed that British driver Ben Jelf will join Team Amaravati for its home Grand Prix.
The 18-year-old from Kent will compete in boat 41 in the F4-S Championship with the team currently sitting in third place in the standings, 14 points behind Blaze Performance in top spot. “We are pleased to have a great young competitor like Ben driving in F4-S for Team Amaravati and we are sure that he will do his best to try to get a podium finish for us,” said Jonas Andersson. “We have been following Ben’s career for a while and it is great news that he will be joining us in India.”