Al Faisal fin­ishes 15th at Sil­ver­stone

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Mus­cat – It was yet an­other de­ter­mined per­for­mance by Oman's Al Faisal al Zubair as the teenager fin­ished 15th in the fifth round of the Porsche Mo­bil 1 Su­per­cup at the Sil­ver­stone GP cir­cuit in Eng­land on Sun­day.

The 15th-place fin­ish en­sured that Al Faisal picks up valu­able points on his de­but sea­son with the or­gan­is­ers award­ing him points equal to a 13th-place as two of the par­tic­i­pat­ing Bri­tish driv­ers com­peted with­out be­ing reg­is­tered.

It was the sec­ond time in the sea­son that FZ Rac­ing's Al Faisal picked up points from a race and un­der­lines the progress made by the Omani in such a com­pet­i­tive race

The Lech­ner Rac­ing Mid­dle East team driver had qual­i­fied 15th, but started the race 18th on a 32-car grid for the 13-lap race on the 5.898km cir­cuit.

“I am very happy with the re- sult – a 15th place,” said Al Faisal.

“Yes­ter­day, a few driv­ers got their lap times back so we had to start from 18th. It was a good re­cov­ery to fin­ish 15th. Also we get points for a 13th place in the cham­pi­onship,” said the Omani GT3 racer.

“This is a good re­sult on a fast and dif­fi­cult track. We have high speeds and I felt that suited me a bit more. I was more com­fort­able on cir­cuits where there are high-speed cor­ners.”

Den­nis Olsen led from pole po­si­tion and man­aged to reach the che­quered flag ahead of Ger­man run­ner-up Michael Am­mer­müller, who main­tained his lead in the cham­pi­onship stand­ings. Dy­lan Pereira fin­ished third and Daniel Cam­mish was fourth. All but two of the 32 cars fin­ished the race that pre­ceded the Bri­tish F1 Grand Prix.

The sixth round of the Porsche Mo­bil 1 Su­per­cup will be held in Bu­dapest, Hun­gary on July 30.

Al Faisal al Zubair


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