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Saudi national competes in Formula 1 car races

26.06.2018 147 просмотров

Saudi beauty Asel Al-Hamad got behind the wheel of a racing car at the Renault parade in the French town of Le Castellet on the occasion of the French Grand Prix, opening the next stage of the famous Formula 1 races.

Before disappearing into the cab of her iron horse, her eyes flashing, she loudly announced the beginning of the era of automobile emancipation for Saudi women.

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Route Paul-Ricard. Bolid Al-Hamad. Images from the News of the TV channel "Big Asia" / Reuters

The girl performed in the race on the Paul-Ricard race track. Her car is a Lotus Renault E20. The event was organized in connection with the return of Formula 1 to France after a ten-year break. The Saudi admitted that getting behind the wheel of an F-1 racing car was her secret dream. It is curious that for participation in the event, the athlete received exactly the car, behind the wheel of which Kimi Raikonnen won the Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi in 2012.

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Still images from the Greater Asia TV News/Reuters

Al-Hamad became the first woman in her country's Motorsport Federation. She is also a member of the Commission for Women in Motorsports. It is noteworthy that her performance was scheduled exactly on the day the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia was lifted. The athlete said that she was looking forward to the emergence of a new shift - young race drivers from her country, in the preparation of which she intends to take an active part.

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Stills from the News of the Big Asia TV Channel/Reuters

the stage of the international Formula E race will take place. The track will be built on the outskirts of Riyadh.

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