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Alex Hales heading to Barbados after 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League

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Alex Hales was a happy man after being picked up by the Barbados Tridents as first pick during the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League draft at the Gfinity eSports Arena in London.

The Tridents wasted little time in using the very first pick of the draft to snare the big-hitting England batsman, who, speaking later during the draft, said he was thrilled to be heading back to an island he described as one of his favourite places to play cricket for what will be his first taste of the biggest party in sport.

The St Lucia Stars are looking to make an impact after a couple of tough years and look to have done some good business Last year’s leading CPL wicket-taker Fawad Ahmed arrives from Trinbago Knight Riders as St Lucia Stars’ marquee player

There will also be a real Sri Lankan flavour to the Stars’ 2019 line-up. Lasith Malinga, match-winning hero for Mumbai Indians at the recent IPL final, was snapped up in round one of the and will be joined at St Lucia by two of his countrymen in power-packed all-rounder Thisara Perera and the livewire keeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella.

The Stars also secured John Campbell, who has been making a real name for himself for the West Indies in 2019, and Rahkeem Cornwall for their 17-man squad.

Two-time defending champions TKR understandably saw little reason to make wholesale changes. They were the only franchise to take full advantage of the option to retain or acquire six players ahead of the draft, with the high-profile return of Kieron Pollard already confirmed before the news came that his old mate Dwayne Bravo would again be leading the Trinbago charge.

The leading run-scorer in the 2018 Hero CPL Colin Munro was also retained, along with the versatile and dangerous Sunil Narine and one of the breakout stars of last year’s tournament, USA quick Ali Khan.

The Knight Riders then moved to bring back more familiar faces in rounds five and eight of the draft in Denesh Ramdin and Khary Pierre. New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham continues a fine tradition of Kiwi talent at the Knight Riders, while the exciting Muhammad Hasnain adds further bowling depth to a squad that will have eyes firmly fixed on a third straight Hero CPL title and fourth overall.

Last year’s runners-up, Guyana Amazon Warriors, have also kept faith with plenty of last year’s heroes. Keeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran was acquired ahead of the draft as a marquee player, while young hometown heroes Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul and Sherfane Rutherford were all retained along with veteran Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik.

Australia spinner Chris Green, who ended last season captaining the Amazon Warriors, was redrafted in round six. The exciting Brandon King and Romario Shepherd are also on board as Guyana, so often the Hero CPL bridesmaids, look to make that last step to glory.

Having bagged Hales early and announced Jason Holder as their marquee player, the Tridents continued to make waves with some high-quality additions. Pakistan left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz was retained and is joined in Barbados by two international team-mates.

Hard-hitting all-rounder Asif Ali, whose impressive ODI form against England recently has earned him a World Cup spot, was a round-three pick while canny left-arm spinner Imad Wasim could prove an inspired choice down in round nine of the draft.

West Indies pair Ashley Nurse and Shai Hope were retained, while Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane is another exciting addition for the Barbados franchise.

The headline news for Jamaica Tallawahs was the return of the Universe Boss himself, Chris Gayle, and the prospect of him lining up with Andre Russell – arguably the world’s biggest T20 star right now and an easy choice for retention – is a mouth-watering one.

Glenn Phillips’ impressive form last season saw him retained, as too were fast bowler Oshane Thomas and all-rounder Rovman Powell.

Chadwick Walton – leading run-scorer back in 2017 – was a round-three pick, while the latest Afghanistan spin sensation Zahir Khan arrived in round five.

The Patriots retained Evin Lewis, Carlos Brathwaite and the soldier himself Sheldon Cottrell, while South Africa’s Rassie van der Dussen also returns. Fabian Allen also stays with the Patriots after being drafted as a marquee player in round two.

Sri Lanka’s left-arm fast-bowling all-rounder Isuru Udana was the Patriots’ first-round pick, while Englishman Laurie Evans was picked up in round six. Former Guyana Amazon Warrior Rayad Emrit brings plenty of experience to the bowling attack, while Devon Thomas is also no stranger to Hero CPL crowds.

Each completed squad is made up of 17 players, including a minimum of nine senior West Indian players, two emerging West Indies players, a maximum of five overseas stars, and an ICC Americas player.

 

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Fuhood Zabeel Crowned Victors for the Fourth Sharjah Ramadan Futsal Championship

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TG are U14 champions thrashing Team Fast on the final day of the tournament

  • Sharjah Police secures 2nd place
  • Brazilian Jonathan Luis is the competition’s top scorer
  • Best goalie bagged by Fuhood Zabeel’s Hasan Al Hantoubi,
  • Ranjin Tayan named best player in the tournament

Fuhood Zabeel were the undisputed winners of the seniors’ team of the 4th edition of the Sharjah Ramadan Futsal Championship that concluded on Sunday. Meanwhile, team TG clinched the U14 title.
Both teams were felicitated by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, under the presence of Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Sports Council, and senior officials from state entities and sports associations in Sharjah.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, the 13-day tournament was organised by the Sharjah Sports Channel at the Sharjah Sports Club’s indoor stadium, Al Hazana.
Fuhood Zabeel beat Sharjah Police to clinch the championship title With strategies in place to secure the trophy, Fuhood Zabeel and Sharjah Police started the match, each eager to edge past the other. As soon as the match started, Fuhood Zabeel’s Ranjin Tayan opened the scoring, which was followed by two subsequent goals in quick
succession. Sharjah police scored their opening goal with a penalty kick by David Edwardo.
In the second half audiences were further impressed by Fuhood Zabeel’s player Williams Olivira who scored 2 brilliant goals quickly changing the score to 5-1. Brazilian Jonathan Cesar joined the scorers list and added the sixth goal for his team. Sharjah Police came back in the game and scored two goals by William da Silva at 13th minute in the second half.
Fuhood Zabeel dominated the match proceedings with another goal by Cesar, thus, defeating Sharjah Police by a comfortable margin of 7-3.
TG winner of U14 championship
The first title game of the evening was off to a blazing start, with TG’s Mohammed Al Bayat scoring the first goal of the match minutes after the match started. Team Fast pressed hard scoring a goal at the 11th minute by Badr Lutah. TG’s Saif al Kaabi and Obai Bu Samah scored two consecutive goals bringing the tally to 3-1. This was tackled by a counter attack by Fast’s Hasan Khalfan, raising the intensity of the match by the end of the first half, which continued until the final whistle, announcing TG, as the champions in the U14 category.
Honouring top players Fuhood Zabeel Brazilian player, Jonathan Cesar was named the top scorer of the
championship after securing 7 goals for his team, throughout the tournament. The best player title went to countryman and team member Ranjin Tayan, while the best goalie was also bagged by Fuhood Zabeel’s Ali Al Hantubi.
Commenting on the championship, Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council stressed that the unwavering support of His Highness Sheikh Dr.Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, have immensely contributed in taking the local sports to new heights. He noted that the Sharjah Ramadan Futsal Championship held annually during
Ramadan, helps to showcase local and regional sporting talent, enabling players to take themselves to the next level.
He said, “Over the past 4 editions, the tournament highlighted exceptional futsal talents that reflect high levels of professionalism in the local sports scene. It has attracted many local and regional players who’ve displayed exemplary skills through this championship”.
Sheikh Sultan congratulated the winners and expressed his hope that such future tournaments will keep attracting talented athletes, reflecting a credible image of the sporting scene in Sharjah.

Rashid Al Obaid, Director of Sharjah Sports Channel commented: “Since the inaugural edition, we have been keen on identifying young talents and nurturing them. With each successful edition, the championship is gaining popularity and becoming an important sporting event in the Sharjah calendar. This is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of
Sharjah who has always supported sports in this emirate. This has further encouraged the athletes to showcase their talents at various national and international events, continuously striving to win accolades for their country.
He further said, “Throughout the championship, the athletes proved their merit and displayed their sportsmanship. They played with passion, and were also supported by fans who came in large numbers to reflect their love and cheer for the players. I would like to congratulate the winners and hope each team eventually reaches the goals, that they have set for themselves”.
Sharjah Sports Channel was launched in 2007 under the umbrella of the Sharjah Media Corporation (SMC), as a specialised and independent sports platform to provide media and field coverage of an array of local, regional and international sporting events, tournaments and championships, such as Sharjah Sports Desert Festival (SSDF), which is organised annually by the channel.
The channel also provides special coverage for a number of local sporting events, including the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), the annual Sharjah Grand Prix -the final round of the UIM F1 Powerboat World Championship, Sharjah International Cycling Tour,Belgian Football League, and other local, Arab and international sporting competitions.

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COOPER REPLACES DOTTIN FOR IRELAND AND ENGLAND TOURS

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Britney Cooper has been named as the replacement for Deandra Dottin for the West indies Women’s tour to Ireland and England.

Deandra suffered damage to her right shoulder and will require corrective surgery, ruling her out of competition for the upcoming months. Deandra’s recent destructive form has seen her rise to be the #1 player in  the ICC Women’s T20 All-Rounder rankings, just one ahead of her teammate and captain Stafanie Taylor. Deandra was player of the series in the West Indies Women’s tour to Pakistan in February, where she scored 158 runs and took 3 wickets.

Britney Cooper was part of the West Indies Women during the ICC Women’s World T20 held in the Caribbean last November. Seen as an agile fielder and pinch-hitter batter, Cooper notched up the runs during the CWI Women’s Championships in Guyana in March which earned her a spot in the preparation for the Ireland and England tours.

Interim Chairman of Selectors Robert Haynes said, “ Obviously it’s very unfortunate with Deandra having to do surgery. She is certainly a key player for us and we wish her a speedy recovery to come back and win matches for the West Indies. Britney has previous experience at the international level and we believe she will make a positive contribution.”

The West Indies Women have been in a preparation camp in Antigua from May 6-21. The team was strengthened with the return of Captain Stafanie Taylor, Vice-Captain Hayley Matthews and pacer Shakera Selman, who participated in the IPL Women’s T20 Challenged hosted by the BCCI in India.

The West Indies Women will be in search of all six (6) ICC Women’s Championship points when they play England on June 6, 9 and 13 in three (3) One Day Internationals, then three (3) T20 Internationals on June 18, 21 and 25. But before the England tour, they will play Ireland in three (3) T20 Internationals on May 26, 28 and 29.

The West Indies Women are currently seventh (7th) on the ICC Women’s Championships points table with 11 points.

FULL SQUAD:

  1. Stafanie Taylor (captain)
  2. Hayley Matthews (vice-captain)
  3. Britney Cooper
  4. Afy Fletcher
  5. Karishma Ramharack
  6. Chedean Nation
  7. Chinelle Henry
  8. Kycia Knight
  9. Kyshona Knight
  10. Shakera Selman
  11. Shamilia Connell
  12. Shemaine Campbell
  13. Natasha McLean
  14. Stacy Ann King
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TORRENTE COMPLETES POLE HAT-TRICK IN PORTUGAL AS TEAM ABU DHABI TURN ON POWER

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 World champion edges out Al Qemzi with brilliant F1 qualifying surge

Shaun Torrente completed a remarkable F1H2O World Championship hat-trick by clinching pole position for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Portugal as Team Abu Dhabi scored a second successive one-two qualifying success in Portimao.

Torrente produced a stunning fastest lap of 42.58s in the third qualifying session to edge out team-mate Thani Al Qemzi, just as he did 12 months ago, by 0.08s on the Arade River Circuit

It was the reigning world champion’s third successive pole position in Portugal and it gives him the chance to repeat his brilliant qualifying and race double triumph on his Team Abu Dhabi debut in Portugal last year.

“It wasn’t a perfect run because conditions were very difficult and the wind made the boat jump about, but the team did an amazing job to prepare it for me,” he said at the finish, as Marit Stromoy marked Norway National Day with the third quickest time.

With Al Qemzi also saving his best for the third qualifying session, the Team Abu Dhabi duo now have the perfect platform as they look to begin the defence of their world team title with another victory tomorrow.

  1. Shaun Torrente – completed a hat-trick of pole positions in Portugal.
  2. Thani Al Qemzi – also saved his best for last in qualifying.

 

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POORAN TO PLAY FOR GUYANA AMAZON WARRIORS

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Nicholas Pooran has been signed by the Guyana Amazon Warriors as their Marquee Player for the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League which will take place from 4 September to 12 October. The Trinidadian wicket-keeper batsman played for the Barbados Tridents last year but in a big move for him and the franchise he will be playing for the Guyanese team in 2019.

Pooran has played 11 T20 Internationals for the West Indies and has become a fixture in T20 tournaments around the world. He is also a member of the West Indies squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. This will be the third CPL team that Pooran has represented having started his career with the Trinbago Knight Riders before moving to the Tridents.

The rest of the Amazon Warriors squad will be decided at the Hero CPL Player Draft which takes place on 22 May 2019.

Omar Khan, Team Operations Manager, for the Amazon Warriors, said: “Nicholas is amongst the very best T20 batting talents in the world and we wanted to bring him into our team as we push to go one better than last year where we finished as runners-up. He is explosive and exciting, and we are very pleased to be able to have such an impressive young talent representing the Guyana Amazon Warriors this year.”

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U14 Teams Lock Horns Vying for a Place in Quarter Finals on the 4th Day of the of SRFC

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Young talents showcase superior play as Quattro and Waset Youth advance to next level in recent encounters 

  • Sport4All out of the championship
  • Wasit Youth dominates Talento 

The fourth day of the Sharjah Ramadan Futsal Championship witnessed four talented U14 teams going head-to-head to be on the list of qualifiers to the quarter- finals of the championship.

The event that’s in its fourth consecutive year, is being organized by Sharjah Sports TV. It is being is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, at the Sharjah Sports Club’s indoor stadium, Al Hazana. The tournament will conclude on 19 May 2019.

Sport4All crashes out of the tournament

In the U14 games, Quattro beat Sport4All who are out of the tournament after their second defeat 3-2. Sport4All’s Mayed Abbas opened the scoring but Quattro, managed to pull one back with Omair Hassan’s goal. Another goal came in quick succession by Ibrahim Hassan.

Sport4All’s Mad Abbas netted the ball in the second half but in the last minutes of the match, Quattro’s Zayed Al Sheryani scored the third goal for his team.

Wasit Youth outclasses Talento

It was a full value match for the audiences who witnessed a 12-1 win in this massively one-sided encounter where Waset Youth thrashed Talento.

Abdullah Yousef netted the ball 5 times for his team Waset Youth. The team found the net four more times through strikes by Abdul Rahman Al Shamsi and Fahd Jassim. Salman Nabil, Salman Al Rashed and Khaled Al Amiri continued pressing hard, with one goal each. Mohammed Ahmed scored the consolation goal for Talento.

The knock-out games will take place from Thursday between qualified teams from the four groups who are in the race for the championship title.

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MORGAN SUSPENDED FOR NOTTINGHAM ODI AFTER SECOND MINOR OVER-RATE OFFENCE WHILST BAIRSTOW ALSO FINED

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England captain Eoin Morgan has been suspended for one ODI and fined 40 per cent of his match fee, while his players have been fined 20 per cent of their match fees, for maintaining a slow over-rate during the third ODI against Pakistan on Tuesday.

Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the suspension on Morgan after England were ruled to be two overs short after time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with Article 2.22.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

As Morgan had previously been found guilty of a minor over-rate offence during the Barbados ODI against the West Indies on 22 February, this offence constituted his second minor over-rate offence within a 12-month period.

The suspension means Morgan will miss the fourth ODI against Pakistan in Nottingham on Friday.

Meanwhile, England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct also during the third ODI against Pakistan in Bristol.

Bairstow was found to have breached Article 2.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during an international match.”

In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Bairstow, for whom it was his first offence since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016.

The incident occurred in the 29th over of England’s innings, when Bairstow struck the stumps with his bat after being dismissed.

Bairstow admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, and as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

On-field umpires Michael Gough and Paul Reiffel, and third umpire Chris Gaffaney laid the charges.

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TEAM ABU DHABI AIM FOR WINNING START IN PORTUGAL

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Reigning F1 world champion Torrente feeling good on return to scene of debut triumph last season

Reigning champions Team Abu Dhabi are determined to make a winning start to the 2019 UIM F1H2O World Championship which regroups with the Grand Prix of Portugal this weekend.

After storms disrupted the opening round of the series in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, defending individual champion Shaun Torrente and team-mate Thani Al Qemzi are especially eager to launch their double title defence with a win in Portimao.

Torrente has particularly good feelings on his return to Portugal where he grabbed pole position and scored a double race win on his debut with Team Abu Dhabi last year.

“I’m excited to get back to Portugal,” he said. “It was a great Grand Prix for us last year. I felt nervous as it was my first race for Team Abu Dhabi, and I was very happy to come out on top.

“Going back to a venue where you’ve won before makes you feel that you are good for that race course. I really love that venue and I’m looking forward to racing there again.”

Added Torrente: “It was very frustrating to not get started in Saudi after all the hard work done by the team to be ready for the new season. We want to get the first Grand Prix in the books and start off on a good foot, and I just can’t wait to get going again in Portimao.”

Al Qemzi, third in last year’s drivers’ championship, commented: “I have a very good feeling that we will retain our team title this season. But for the time being we’re focused only on this event which will show how strong the competition is this year.

“As for main contenders in the individual championship, I can’t look past my own team-mate. Shaun is definitely the man to beat.”

Among the Team Abu Dhabi duo’s biggest rivals will be France’s three time-world champion Philippe Chiappe who is chasing his fourth win in Portugal in partnership with son-in-law Peter Morin for CTIC F1 Shenzhen China.

Also relishing action in Portugal with Team Abu Dhabi in the battle for the F4-S Trophy are Mohammed Al-Mehairbi who is looking to build on his fourth place overall finish last season and Rashed Al-Remeithi.

Sponsored by Etihad Airways and run under the umbrella of Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, Team Abu Dhabi is supported by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and runs under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa Al-Nahyan, advisor to the Head of State and chairman of the board of directors of the ADIMSC.

Action on the 1.937km Arade River Circuit gets under way on Friday afternoon with free practice ahead of a busy schedule of qualifying and race activity on Saturday and Sunday.

  1. Shaun Torrente is aiming for more Grand Prix success in Portugal
  2. Torrente and Thani Al Qemzi are fully focused on the job to be done in Portimao

 

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DOUBLE POINTS FINISH FOR PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING IN ICONIC MONACO E-PRIX

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  • Round nine of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship in principality of Monaco
  • Mitch Evans back in the points, finishing sixth – his eighth points-scoring race in Season 5, despite starting with a 10-place grid penalty
  • Alex Lynn scored his first points for Panasonic Jaguar Racing in P8
  • The second double-points scoring race for Panasonic Jaguar Racing of the season and first since Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia in December
  • Panasonic Jaguar Racing head to Berlin for round 10 on 25 May

After a chaotic race in Paris last time out, Panasonic Jaguar Racing took to the iconic streets of Monte Carlo for round nine of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship – the third E-Prix at the historic venue. Mitch Evans finished sixth, while team mate Alex Lynn claimed his first points for the team, finishing eighth.

Mitch showed the speed of the Jaguar I-TYPE 3 and made it through to Super Pole where he set the third fastest time. However, he was later handed a 10-place grid penalty as a result of selecting the 250kW qualifying mode approximately 0.4 seconds prior to the beginning of the last sector. This minor non-performance infringement ruled the Jaguar driver out of his second front row start this season. The Kiwi lined up P12 on the grid.  His team-mate Alex Lynn produced his best qualifying performance to start P7.

On a racetrack notoriously difficult for overtaking, Evans managed his energy and seized his chances with some decisive overtakes to gain five places and finish P6. Mitch has finished every race this season and scored in all but one.

Brit Alex Lynn had a clean start but was hampered by contact with Robin Frijns which damaged the bodywork of the Jaguar I-TYPE 3.  With well-executed energy management and patience he would eventually finish in P8 to take his first points in only his third outing for the team.

The Panasonic Jaguar Racing team will now prepare for the Berlin E-Prix which takes place on Saturday 25 May.

Mitch Evans, #20:

“Obviously I’ll always be thinking about what could have been. It could have been a different result if I had started P2 which is where I would have been. It was a small mistake with big consequences. I think we recovered well from where we started which is good and we definitely had one of the fastest racecars today.

“We’ll definitely be taking that qualifying pace with us to Berlin. It’s one of the trickiest parts of the day. We won’t get caught up in it, we scored points and that’s really important for our Championship race.

“There’s definitely a few lessons to be learnt, but I’m looking forward to getting back on track in Berlin.”

Alex Lynn, #3:

“It was a bit of a chaotic race behind the wheel. To get my first points for the team is amazing. It was a positive day and the car has been quick in all the sessions. I just missed out on Super Pole by less than one tenth of a second.

“I’m pleased to get on the scoreboard and a big thank you to my team. I’ll take that positive momentum forward to Berlin.”

James Barclay, Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director:

“Mixed emotions from my perspective. We had one of the fastest race cars across FP1 and FP2 and to finish with both cars in the points is something we haven’t done since the start of the season. Mitch had a fantastic qualifying performance – finishing P3 on the road before the ten-place grid penalty. On the Monaco circuit, grid position is crucial, so that really stung us. Mitch made a little mistake switching to maximum power prior to the final sector.  The Stewards acknowledged that this did not provide a performance advantage but we were severely penalised – the penalty did not fit the crime in my opinion.

“Congratulations to Alex for scoring his first points for Jaguar and to Mitch for another spirited drive through the field.”

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Emirates A380 takes “pole” position at Spanish Grand Prix

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Airline’s iconic double decker thrills crowds with flypast at the First European Grand Prix of the 2019 season

The Formula 1® Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona got off to a spectacular start yesterday when Emirates’ newest A380 aircraft performed a low level flypast over the race track while watched by thousands of spectators.

The special flypast at the start of the race was to mark the occasion of Emirates being the Title Sponsor of the Spanish Grand Prix. The airline is the world’s largest operator of the A380, with over 100 in service operating to more than 50 destinations.

The aircraft with tail number A6-EVC is Emirates’ newest A380 to join its fleet, and was on its way from Airbus’ delivery centre in Hamburg to Dubai with a stopover in Barcelona to participate in the Grand Prix activities.

Taking off from Barcelona Airport at 1400hrs, the A380 flew past the race track at 1000 feet and at a speed of 180 knots. Piloting the A380 was Captain Patrick De Roeck supported by First Officers, Abdulla Alyammahi, and Sergio Puchol.

Emirates has been an F1 Global Partner since 2013, and during last year’s Spanish Grand Prix the partnership was renewed until the end of 2022. The agreement allows Emirates an expanded branding and consumer activation presence at over 15 races on the FIA Formula One World Championship™ calendar across Europe, Asia, Australia, North America and South America.

With flights to 158 destinations across six continents from its Dubai hub, Emirates is able to connect fans to most of the countries hosting races, including Austria, UK, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Hungary, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Russia, Brazil and the US. A number of these destinations are also served by the A380, including Barcelona and Madrid.

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