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F1 Khaled Saleh Al-Shamlan joins Qatar's F1 team

2012 UIM F1 H2O WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Grand Prix of Qatar - round 1, March 9-10

For immediate release
Thursday, March 8th, 2012

KHALED SALEH AL-SHAMLAN MAKES THE BIG
STEP UP TO JOINING QATAR’S UIM F1 H20 TEAM

· Khalid Abdullah Al-Kuwari set for Qatar F-4S role

DOHA (Qatar): Khalid bin Arhama Al-Kuwari, the QMSF’s head of formula racing, has confirmed that Khalid Saleh Al-Shamlan will race a third Qatar Team boat in this weekend’s Grand Prix of Qatar, round one of the UIM F1 H20 World Championship.

The Doha-based driver impressed many with his performances in the UIM F-4S series in 2011 and Al-Kuwari has decided that he is ready to make the step up to racing alongside Qatar’s World Champion Alex Carella and team-mate Shaun Torrente in three DAC boats.

“Khaled Al-Shamlan will race in F1 now and we are delighted that he has made the big step,” said Al-Kuwari. “His place in the Qatar F-4S team will be taken by Khalid Abdullah Al-Kuwari.”

Free practice for both F1 and F-4S teams gets underway on Friday morning and precedes the first of the F-4S races and the F1 qualifying session.

10th Grand Prix of Qatar - timetable

Friday, March 9th
09.15-10.15 Free practice F1
10.30-10.50 Free practice F-4S
11.00-11.20 Timed trials F-4S
13.00-13.20 Race 1 – F-4S
15.30-16.30 Qualifying - timed trials F1

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Date issued: 08/03/2012

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