Rashed Al Qemzi of Team Abu Dhabi believes he is under no pressure to win the UIM F2 World Championship four times, despite the fact that the Grand Prix of Italy is coming up this weekend.
The recent opening round victory by the Emirati in Lithuania, which gave him an immediate five-point championship lead, was attained under extremely challenging race conditions, as he faced a competitive field of rivals and put a brand-new boat into action for the first time.
Giacomo Sacchi of Monaco, Colin Jelf of Great Britain, and Stefan Arand of Estonia are among the drivers pursuing him in Italy. Later this month, Qemzi will compete in back-to-back Grand Prix weekends in Portugal.
The 2017 F2 champion, 2019, and 2021 F2 champion, who is seeking to extend the sequence to join Sweden’s Erik Stark as a four-time title winner, said, “The championship is very competitive this year, but I don’t feel any nerves.” “Another victory is the goal, and we’ll see how it goes,”
“We had to make some weight adjustments to the boat because the weather was changing and there were significant rollers in Lithuania. However, in the end, it was operating flawlessly, and for Italy, we will just be focusing on choosing the appropriate propellers.
Qemzi and teammate Mansoor Al Mansoori will test for two days under the supervision of Team Abu Dhabi manager Guido Cappellini before Friday’s open practice in San Nazzaro.
Ten-time F1H2O champion Cappellini’s expertise and local knowledge will be crucial in keeping Qemzi on track to win another global championship and motivating Mansoori to move over a significant setback in Lithuania.
After finishing third last year, the Emirati aims to quickly recover to resurrect his own championship aspirations. The Emirati was holding third place before he overturned on the 28th of 35 laps, losing a podium finish.
Mansoor had been performing admirably up until the mishap, which occurred when he was under pressure, and he has moved over it, according to Qemzi. We have a great working relationship and will continue to support one another in Italy.