At only 17 years of age, Amna Al Qubaisi will become the first Arab woman to compete in Formula 4.
The Emirati Amna Al Qubaisi is about to make history while moving closer to her dream. On her way to achieving her lifelong goal of becoming a Formula 1 driver, she is raising the bar for Emirati and Arab women in motorsports.
— Kaspersky Motorsport (@kl_motorsport) May 13, 2017
Al Qubaisi just finished a fantastic season last month when she became the first female to win the Senior class Rotax Max Challenge series. Now, she is moving forward to compete with some of the world’s best drivers at the Formula 4 next season.
Other than winning the UAE TMC, she also won the outstanding Emirati athlete award at the UAE Teen Sports and Fitness Awards and as well as the GCC Young Drivers Challenge 2017.
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Winner of the GCC Young Drivers Programme 2017 !! 🏆 I'd like to thank @atcuae for giving me the opportunity to gain knowledge, experience, and racing skills. I'll keep hold of what I have gained and experienced and take it with me onwards and towards my goal! 🏁 I'd also like to thank my mom for staying by my side the entire weekend ❤️ I wouldn't have been up here if it wasn't for you @proud_emirate787 #drivelikeagirl 💁
Taking a look at her family, it is not surprise that Amna has a passion for motorsports. She is the daughter of endurance race-car driver and managing director of Abu Dhabi Racing Khalid Al Qubaisi and the older sister to Hamda Al Qubaisi, also a karting driver.
Well Amna, you have the whole Arab World proud, and rooting for you all the way to the Formula 1.