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Cappellini Plays Down the Pressure

Chris Davies on 6th December 2018

With Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente, Erik Stark and Thani Al-Qemzi holding all the aces in the pack heading into this weekend’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, it would be easy for the team’s manager and 10-time World Champion Guido Cappellini to get carried away.

But the canny Italian is keeping his cards close to his chest, as Thani Al-Qemzi bids to become the first Arab driver to win the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi in the 26th race of its kind and the team stands on the brink of closing out the Teams’, Drivers’ and Pole Position titles.

Cappellini said:

‘We are facing two very hard days’.

They are the most important days of the season.

But the team has been working very good in the last few months and everything is perfect, insha’allah, for a beautiful day on Saturday.

‘The Teams’ title is very close, but it is not yet finished’.

Fortunately, the three top drivers are Team Abu Dhabi drivers.

I don’t know what the result will be, but everyone has the same opportunity to arrive in the first position.

‘Maybe I will decide the strategy after the time trials’.

We can look at the best strategy for the race.


As we know, an Arab driver has never won this race in 25 years and we are working hard to give Thani (Al-Qemzi) the best chance possible to do this.

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