IN DRAMATIC STYLE TORRENTE RETAINS WORLD TITLE AS ANDERSSON WINS GRAND PRIX OF SHARJAH
Team Abu Dhabi's Shaun Torrente held his UIM F1H2O World Championship title in the most sensational style today, pushing out Sweden's Jonas Andersson on a countback after the Swede won the Grand Prix of Sharjah.
Andersson looked set to guarantee the F1H2O crown just because until a harmed trim on the last lap for three-times best on the planet Philippe Chiappe saw Torrente squeeze past the Frenchman to grab second place in the perishing snapshots of the race.
It implied Torrente and Andersson completed tied on 79 focuses in the wake of verifying two victories each, with the American developing as champion as he recorded one all the more runner up finish.
There were blissful scenes next to Khalid Lagoon as Team Abu Dhabi hailed not just a second progressive driver's title for Torrente, who dove into the water to celebrate, yet additionally a different universe group title.
"I was pushing like insane, yet we have experienced such a great amount with that engine this week, and the group have kept it together," said Torrente. "We needed to fix something whenever we took the vessel off the water.
"We didn't even think that we are going to make the race. In the last five laps it was down on control, however I simply continued pushing as hard as possible, trusting. At the point when I descended the front straight I saw his (Chiappe) engine bobble, and I could tell something wasn't right.
Included Torrente: "I thought, no chance. I just could barely handle it. I'm happy I simply made it home. I can't thank the folks in the group enough. They worked like insane and the least I could do was give them 150 percent."
"We placed second however we didn't have our best bullet this week. Also, that is simply down to this group for buckling down. They never halted. I'm simply honored to be with them."
Torrente paid Tribute to Andersson, saying: "Jonas had an astounding season. I feel for him. He was 40 seconds from being best on the planet. He did all that he could do, however did as well I, and I just got fortunate toward the end."
Poland's Bartek Marszalek completed third in front of Team Abu Dhabi's Thani Al Qemzi who was put fourth in general in the title just as the race.
Group Abu Dhabi's Mohammed Al Mehairbi and Rashed Al Remeithi completed third and fifth separately in the F4-S arrangement which finished up with Britain's Harvey Smith finishing consecutive race triumphs in Sharjah. German Max Stilz had wrapped up the title 48 hours sooner.
Excellent Prix of Sharjah results
1. Jonas Andersson Team Sweden
2. Shaun Torrente Team Abu Dhabi + 6.24
3. Bartek Marszalek Emirates Racing + 8.28
4. Thani Al Qemzi Team Abu Dhabi + 11.76
5. Sami Selio Sharjah Team + 16.26
6. Philippe Chiappe CTIC F1 Shenzhen China + 20.22
7. Alberto Comparato F1 Atlantic + L1
8. David Del Pin Victory Team + L1
9. Cédric Deguisne Maverick F1 Racing + L2
UIM F1H2O World Championship final positions
1. Shaun Torrente 79pts - champion
2. Jonas Andersson 79
3. Marit Stromoy 37
4. Thani Al Qemzi 36
5. Bartek Marszalek 26
6. Alex Carella 25
Team title positions
1. Group Abu Dhabi 115
2. Group Sweden 89
3. Emirates Racing 63
4. CTIC F1 Shenzhen China 43
5. Free thinker F1 Racing 25
6. F1 Atlantic 15
Caption: Shaun Torrente – a second F1H2O world driver's title