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.
The SWF confirmed the appearance of the 18 drivers and aid team of the nine teams who will compete for 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 website hosting the event, the first Grand Prix of the UIM F1H2O’s 36th racing season and its 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 really like to thank our anybody involved for his or her hard work and cooperation which has enabled us to consolidate our racing footprint within the Middle East, specifically in Saudi Arabia that is a growing pressure and crucial destination in world sports activities, and we look forward to a persisted and long-lasting association with the Kingdom inside the area of racing” di San Germano said.
Each Grand Prix racing circuit is round 2 kilometres lengthy, and include at least one long straightaway wherein the rocket-like powerboats can reach pinnacle speeds of greater than 220 kilometres in step with hour, in addition to several hairpin turns which are tackled at speeds of over a hundred and forty kilometres per hour.
The General Sport 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.