Junior Motorsport Book proves a huge hit with UAE youngsters

Dubai - More than 25,000 read the book which was distributed free across the emirates



Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen takes the chequered flag at the Yas Marina Circuit to win the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. — Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Twitter
Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen takes the chequered flag at the Yas Marina Circuit to win the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. — Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Twitter

By KT Report

Published: Thu 7 Jan 2021, 8:57 PM

The Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix may have played out behind closed doors, except for 600 Frontline Heroes, who were able to witness the race, won by Max Verstappen, at the iconic Yas Marina Circuit.

But the season-ender, last December, saw children across the UAE connect with the Grand Prix, using digital methods.

Figures released show more than 25,000 read the Junior Motorsport Book which was distributed free across the emirates.

The Junior Motorsport Book is published annually, providing a wealth of information for young fans who are passionate about motorsport.

The 2020 book featured team and driver profiles, key statistics and fantastic images, while junior fans read an in-depth article about Lewis Hamilton, charting his incredible journey from starting out in the sport to becoming a seven-time world champion.

Nine-year-old Lucas Herbert is one of the youngsters who took great enjoyment from reading the book.

“There is so much interesting information for children in the Junior Motorsport Book, and I especially enjoyed reading about Lewis Hamilton’s career,” he said.

“I’m a huge F1 fan, it was great to be able to read profiles of the teams and drivers and I also enjoyed looking at some of the brilliant photos. The section about road safety rules was also very helpful.

“I’ve told all of my friends about it and I’m already looking forward to getting my hands on the next edition.”

The Junior Motorsport Book also includes details about how aspiring young gamers can become a part of YAS HEAT, Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management’s esports racing team who compete in the V 10 R-League against the likes of Red Bull, BMW and Williams.

sports@khaleejtimes.com


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