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Emirati Racing Sensation Hamda Al Qubaisi Triumphs in F1 Academy Race

Hamda Al Qubaisi won Race 2 of the F1 Academy at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.

Hamda Al Qubaisi, a 21-year-old Emirati racing prodigy competing with MP Motorsport, achieved a remarkable victory in the F1 Academy’s race 2 held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, during the US Grand Prix weekend.

Hamda’s triumphant performance in the F1 Academy’s race 2 at an F1 race weekend was met with joy and celebration. She was elated, saying, “It’s an amazing feeling to win in an F1 race weekend.”

Congratulations from the FIA President:

Mohammed ben Sulayem, President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), congratulated Hamda on her remarkable win. 

He highlighted the significance of the F1 Academy in nurturing and honing the skills of young racers, molding them into future champions, with Hamda exemplifying the immense talent within the world of motorsport.

A Racing Journey of Success:

Hamda Al Qubaisi embarked on her racing journey in karting and soon gained recognition. 

In 2016, she made history by becoming the first Emirati racer to receive an invitation to the FIA-sponsored CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy. 

Her career flourished, with accomplishments such as a podium finish in the IAME X30 Championships and a transition to Italian F4 in 2019.

Breaking Barriers:

In 2021, Hamda Al Qubaisi achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first woman in the history of Italian F4 to secure a podium position. 

Her determination and success in the Italian Formula 4 Championship made her a rising star in the racing world.

Hamda’s journey included a strong showing in Formula 4 UAE, with multiple wins and podium finishes. She secured a notable fourth-place finish in the championship standings.

Family of Racing Talents:

Hamda Al Qubaisi comes from a family of racing talents. Her sister, Amna Al Qubaisi, also excels as a racing driver, showcasing their family’s passion for motorsport.

The F1 Academy:

The F1 Academy, a female-only single-seater racing championship established by Formula One in 2022, held its inaugural season this year. 

The championship is dedicated to nurturing and preparing young drivers for higher levels of competition, with a particular emphasis on developing the skills of promising racers.

Hamda Al Qubaisi’s victory is a testament to her exceptional talent and dedication, and her achievements are expected to inspire more young talents in motorsport.

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