Thursday 17 June 2021

Girl power

ABU DHABI, November 27, 2019

The Al Qubaisi sisters, Amna and Hamda, - daughters of UAE’s first motorsport star, Khaled Al Qubaisi, will be racing for the Abu Dhabi team at Yas Marina Circuit this weekend, bringing the girl power to the F4UAE Trophy Round.

Like their father, both girls made their way into karting with Amna breaking out into single-seaters in 2018, becoming the first Emirati female racing driver to reach that level in the process. She would compete in the Italian F4 championship with Prema and followed that up by testing a Formula E car for Envision Virgin Racing in the days after the inaugural Ad Diriyah ePrix. This year also saw the 19-year-old attempt to join the newly created W-Series, an all-female championship aimed at increasing participation in motorsport.

As for Hamda, her story is still in its early stages with the 17-year-old making two appearances alongside her sister in Italy this year.


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