Prince Sultan bin Fahad bin Salman: “Saudi Arabia is developing its water sports infrastructure and building a Saudi team to compete inside the F1H2O series”
The Saudi Water Sports and Diving Federation (SWF) announced the final touch of all logistical and technical arrangements for the F1H2O Saudi Arabia Grand Prix so one can officially kick off the 2019 F1H2O World Championship season. The SWF also announced the readiness of the brand new waterfront facilities ahead of the qualifying rounds of the Grand Prix on Saturday, 30 March 2019. Furthermore, the SWF confirmed the 18 drivers and aid team of the nine teams who will compete for the Saudi Grand Prix title in Dammam. The groups, whose drivers hail from eleven international locations, include Team Abu Dhabi, Victory Team, CTIC F1 Shenzhen China, F1 Atlantic, Sharjah Team, Team Amaravati, Blaze Performance, Emirates Racing, and Maverick F1. In a press conference held on the venue on the Dammam Corniche, Chairman of the SWF HRH Prince Sultan bin Fahad bin Abdulaziz thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince for their assist of the occasion, noting, “This event represents but another big step in the direction of bolstering Saudi Arabia’s position as a main international destination for sports activities and an energetic contributor to the global wearing network.”
“We have a plan in the vicinity to construct an all-Saudi group to compete in the F1H2O series, and desire that this event serves as a launching pad to get greater Saudis to get worried in water sports activities, and are presently working on developing the necessary infrastructure for that to take place.” For his element, President of H2O racing, Mr. Nicolo di San Germano, expressed his delight in Saudi Arabia’s website hosting the event, the first Grand Prix of the UIM F1H2O’s 36th racing season 280th Grand Prix overall.
“It is a top-notch pleasure for each person to be right here in Dammam for the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia. I would like to thank anybody involved in their hard work and cooperation, which has enabled us to consolidate our racing footprint within the Middle East, specifically in Saudi Arabia, growing pressure and a crucial destination in world sports activities. We look forward to a persistent and long-lasting association with the Kingdom inside the area of racing,” di San Germano said.
Each Grand Prix racing circuit is around 2 kilometers lengthy and includes at least one long straightaway wherein the rocket-like powerboats can reach pinnacle speeds of greater than 220 kilometers in step with hour, in addition to several hairpins turns which are tackled at speeds of over a hundred and forty kilometers per hour.
The General Sports Authority, represented by using the SWF, invited the Saudi public in Dammam and the Kingdom as a whole to come and enjoy up-close the unparalleled ecosystem of one of the maximum competitive and exciting sports in the international.