Powerboat racer Ahmad Al Hameli crashes spectacularly in opening round of World Championships

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Victory Team's Ahmad Al Hamel had just qualified in second place for the Portuguese grand prix when he let his boat drift wide coming down the home straight. The F1H2O powerboat then clipped a pontoon and launched into the air end-over-end.

Al Hameli was fortunate to be uninjured but the driver from the UAE did not start the race as a result.

Reigning world champion Philippe Chiappe went on to win all three races across the opening weekend of the season.