Excitement high as countdown begins for F1H2O Grand Prix

November 14, 2018 12:00 am | Updated 05:06 am IST - VIJAYAWADA

Nine teams from 12 countries reach Amaravati

The powerboats that have arrived for the Grand Prix.V. RAJUV RAJU.

The powerboats that have arrived for the Grand Prix.V. RAJUV RAJU.

The F1H2O power boat race buzz is growing louder 48 hours ahead of the world championship set to make a splash in River Krishna in Amaravati here.

Nine teams comprising 19 Formula 1 drivers and nine Formula 4 drivers from 12 countries have arrived besides 21 large containers carrying 10 Formula 1 boats and 10 Formula 4 boats, from Krishnapatnam. These boats have been imported from China.

The sight of the team of adrenaline junkies (Boat drivers and other crew members) moving around the Punnami ghat on the banks of the river and the diminutive high-speed catamarans that will fly across water to enter hairpin turns at a lightning speed, is raising the excitement levels.

The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), organiser of the F1H2O, a multiple Grand Prix series of eight events taking place in Europe and Asia this year, has included Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, in this year’s racing series. The Grand Prix is the world’s foremost international series of single-seater inshore circuit powerboat racing.

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