x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Shaaban's aiming to forget bad luck

Basil Shaaban believes he can bounce back from a tough weekend in Germany to maintain his dreams of breaking into Formula One.

Basil Shaaban suffered a disappointing weekend at the Norisring in the F3 Euro Series.
Basil Shaaban suffered a disappointing weekend at the Norisring in the F3 Euro Series.

Basil Shaaban believes he can bounce back from a tough weekend in Germany in the F3 Euro Series to maintain his dreams of breaking into Formula One. The Lebansese driver stalled avoiding a crash at the Norisring circuit and could only finish 20th in the first race last weekend, before gearbox problems forced him to retire in the second race. But Shaaban, who grew up in Abu Dhabi, vowed to bounce back at next weekend's two races at the Zandvoort circuit in Holland.

He said: "You have to accept setbacks as a racing driver, and even though I have had more than my fair share of bad luck this season, I can't wait to get back behind the wheel. You make your own luck in this sport by concentrating on minimising mistakes and making the most of your opportunities. That is what I plan to do." @Email:gcaygill@thenational.ae