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Video: Interview with Saudi’s youngest female racer

Reem Al-Aboud is one of Saudi Arabia’s new talents in the world of racing and the country’s youngest racing driver. The 19-year-old drove the hot-laps during Formula E in Riyadh on Sunday. The daughter of a drag-racer, discovered her love for driving while carting and has won several local championships.  Following her passion, she wants to pursue her racing career hoping to get the opportunity to race in Saudi Arabia and abroad. A historic decision in September 2017 by King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia allowed women in the Kingdom to drive starting June 24, 2018. The move, inspired by the Vision 2030 blueprint for the future, has won praise around the world.

Al-Abboud said: “I was waiting for Saudi Arabia to give women a chance in motorsports”

READ: Report: 3 million Saudi female drivers to hit the road by 2020

READ: Saudi women drive: Motorsport no longer a private gents club

(Interview courtesy of the Saudi Center for International Communication (CIC))

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