Points won in Dubai despite a difficult weekend

Despite a challenging weekend, James Wharton still managed to be one of the main protagonists in Race 2 and Race 3, collecting championship points once again.


The Formula Regional Middle East Championship moved from the Yas Marina Circuit to the Dubai Autodrome. It was held on its classic GP layout.

James Wharton's first stop in Dubai was full of emotions. Unfortunately, due to a technical problem in Race 1, James was forced to retire and start the second race from the 23rd position. Although the Australian driver had some issues with his race pace, he managed to make a comeback and finish the race in 12th place, making the most overtaking moves of the race.

Race 3 was equally positive. Starting from 10th place, James was able to strategically manage his tires while attacking his rivals at key points on the track. He was able to overtake and finish the race in 5th place, scoring points for the weekend.

«I think overall started quite well in practice, but then with how bad qualifying was, we just started on the back foot. The pace wasn't quite there from the rest of the weekend. Struggled all weekend and some technical pay leaders as well. So it was just a tough weekend, but we need to try and reset and move on to the next one. I think we can come back strong for Abu Dhabi».

Although facing setbacks and adversity, the young driver managed to minimize damage and achieve favorable positions and points toward the championship. 

The Formula Regional Middle East Championship will return to Yas Marina from 9 to 11 February for the fourth and penultimate round of the championship.