Team Abu Dhabi's Ahmed Al Hameli will start from pole in the inaugural F1 H20 Nations Cup in Singapore.
Al Hameli takes the pole for F1 H20 Nations Cup
Team Abu Dhabi's Ahmed Al Hameli will start on pole position for today's inaugural F1 H20 Nations Cup in Singapore.
Al Hameli, who is representing the UAE in the event, also won Saturday's Match Race at Marina Bay.
His teammate, Majed Al Mansoori, qualified for today's cup race, the weekend's feature event, in third position, behind Qatar's Khaled Saleh Al Shamlan in UAE No 5.
The Nations Cup has attracted 24 drivers from 10 countries. The UAE will face Gulf rivals Qatar and Saudi Arabia in addition to line-ups from Brunei, South Africa, Hungary, Finland, Singapore, Malaysia and Brazil.
The competition is the brainchild of H20 Racing, the promoters of both the F1 H20 and UIM Class 1 World Championship, and every boat competing is identical in performance.
"Today's race was equally as important as the main race on Sunday," Al Hameli said. "It was vital that we made a good start. I was much happier today. We fixed the problems we had with the boat [on Friday], switched propellers and found a good set-up. Now we have to convert this into another win tomorrow."