Emirati racing sensation Rashid Al Dhaheri, 15, is poised for a homecoming at the Yas Marina Circuit during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend. Set to compete in the Formula 4 race, Al Dhaheri concluded his debut season with Prema Racing in the Italian Championship, securing an impressive 10th place overall and sixth in the rookie standings among a 40-car field. Fresh from a third-place finish in Macau, Al Dhaheri returns to his home track with aspirations of making his country proud.
Reflecting on the transition from karting to Formula 4, Al Dhaheri highlighted the significant learning curve, emphasizing the larger and faster cars, coupled with mastering new tracks. Despite the challenges, he expressed satisfaction with the season’s progress, from earning points to standing on the podium.
While Al Dhaheri eyes the pinnacle of motorsport, Formula One, he recognizes the need for hard work and determination. As the youngest Arab driver in single-seater racing, he is focused on making strides between F4 and F3, acknowledging the complexity of the cars and the strategic aspects introduced, including pit stops.
Prema Racing boss Rene Rosin commended Al Dhaheri’s performance, foreseeing a bright future and emphasizing the driver’s work ethic and commitment as key factors in achieving long-term success.