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Al-Fahim's Growing Expertise in Formula 1 Boats: A Journey of Maturity

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Al-Fahim's Growing Expertise in Formula 1 Boats: A Journey of Maturity

July 14, 2023
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Ahmad Al Fahim, the driver of Victory Boat no. 3, shared his evolving expertise and experience as a member of the Victory Team in the 2023 Formula 1 World Powerboat Championship. The Dubai International Marine Club's board of directors believes in his capability and supports Ahmad by giving him the opportunity to compete alongside the team.

Al Fahim recounted his journey in the championship, having participated in three rounds of the 2023 World Championship and successfully completing two main races in Indonesia and France. This season marked his inaugural entry into Formula 1 races, where he confronted the challenge of competing against 19 reigning world champions. Al Fahim's unwavering passion for high-speed races traces back to the early 1990s when he first participated in the World Water Bike Championship. This paved the way for diverse sporting experiences, including desert rallies, before rejoining the powerboating realm as part of the Victory Team in 2018. Initially, he is competing in Formula 2 and F4S races, but he earned the privilege to compete in the premier category this year.

He expressed his deep gratitude to the Board of Directors at Dubai International Marine Club for selecting him to join the team along with the Swedish racer Erik Stark, driver of the Victory Boat no. 4 boat. Their unwavering confidence in Al Fahim further bolstered his self-assurance, igniting his determination to transform it into tangible success. Al Fahim acknowledged the arduous nature of the competition, demanding practice, and challenges, including the boat capsizing incidents in China and France. These experiences have enriched his skill set and honed his ability to navigate various circumstances.

Al Fahim emphasized his happiness in being part of the Victory Team, emphasizing the presence of a proficient administrative and technical staff that wholeheartedly supports the competitors in achieving their goals and attaining triumph in their respective events. The team's unity has been palpable in their results, with the Victory 4 boat currently securing second place with 28 points and vying for the top position in the overall standings.