In Sharjah, UAE, the two last Rounds of the 2022 UIM F1H20 World Championship have given another proof of how spectacular powerboat racing can be, as much for the drivers involved as for the spectators following the races.


The title was up for grabs until the very last moments of the two back-to-back races in Sharjah. In the last race of the season, Philippe Chiappe of Team China CTIC Shenzen set an impressive final mark to his brilliant career by winning the most animated ever Grand Prix on Khaled Lagoon, ahead of Poland’s Bartek Marszalek (Stromoy Racing F1H20 Team), and Italian Alberto Comparato (Comparato F1).


World Champion Shaun Torrente (Abu Dhabi Team) in action



Jonas Andersson (Team Sweden, SWE) and Thani Al-Qemzi (Abu Dhabi Team, UAE).


A packed program awaited UIM President Raffaele Chiulli who exchanged with Teams and Drivers on-site together with the Promoter partner H2O Racing and met with local dignitaries such as H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, President of the UAE Marine Sports Federation, H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and H.E. Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council.


In representation of the Hosting Nation of the Opening Round of the 2023 UIM F1 H2O World Championship in Indonesia, H.E. Zainudin Amali, Indonesia’s Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs joined UIM President Chiulli in Sharjah and offered a most appealing perspective for the new F1 powerboat racing season that will take off end February 2023 on Lake Toba.



UIM President Raffaele Chiulli receives a trophy as sign of appreciation from H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah

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