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Nothing little about Rashid’s F1 dreams

2 November 2013 The story of “little Alonso”, as 5-year-old Grand Prix aspirant Rashid Al Dhaheri has been dubbed, is a heart-warming aside to the action due to happen at the Yas Marina Circuit today. But the young Emirati is also the embodiment of one of the lesser-known goals behind the original decision to host the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi …

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UAE’s Little Alonso meets the Big Alonso

1 November 2013 Rashid Al Dhaheri, 5, the Emirati boy who wants to be the next Fernando Alonso, has achieved his dream of meeting the man who will have to move over for him. Rashid met Alonso and his Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa at the Shell Gala dinner at Yas Viceroy Hotel on Thursday. He waited for his Spanish idol to …

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The 5-year old racecar driver

  I love this story. And the timing is good, too. The Formula One guys are gathering in Abu Dhabi this weekend for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. So, we were looking for ways to localize the big motors story, and our sports columnist, Ali Khaled, came up with this 5-year-old Emirati kindergartner who races go-karts and dreams of driving …

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‘Little Alonso’ has the drive to succeed in F1

30 October 2013 November 2011, Yas Marina Circuit. It is the day before the third edition of the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The young Emirati boy is enjoying the pit walk with his father when he comes across the team station of his beloved Ferarri. For the next few hours he is mesmerised. By the noise, …

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