FIA President Saif Ben Sulayem’s son dies in car crash in Dubai

Saif Ben Sulayem (centre), with Christian Koenigsegg (left of the image) and Mohammed Ben Sulayem (right) (Photo: Reproduction/Instagram)

Saif Ben Sulayem (centre), with Christian Koenigsegg (left of the image) and Mohammed Ben Sulayem (right) (Photo: Reproduction/Instagram)

Died last Tuesday (7) Saif Mohammed Ben Sulayemson of the president of FIA (International Automobile Federation), Mohammed Ben Sulayem, victim of a car accident in Dubai. The news was reported by the UAE press this Thursday and confirmed by Emirates Automobile Federation.

“The Emirates Automobile Federation announces the death of Saif Mohammed Ben Sulayem, son of International Automobile Federation (FIA) President Mohammed Ben Sulayem. I ask God to forgive him, have mercy and make him dwell in extensive gardens and give patience to his family. Our condolences to his Excellency Ben Sulayem and his family. May God reward and bless them”, says the official statement from the Federation of Emirates. The maximum entity of motorsport has not yet officially commented.

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Saif Ben Sulayem died in a traffic accident in Dubai (Photo: Reproduction/Instagram)

Like his father, Saif Ben Sulayem also nurtured a passion for racing cars from an early age and competed in the F4 of the United Arab Emirates in the 2016/2017 seasonthe same period in which they ran there oscar piastri, Logan Sergeant (both in ) and David Maluskas (from Indy). There were 27 points in all and a seventh place as the best result in the race. After that period, he stopped running.

Local newspaper Al Khaleej gave details about the burial of Sulayem’s son, which will follow Islamic tradition. According to the publication, “the body will be buried after midday prayer at Al Qusais Cemetery in Dubai, while condolences will be held in the mourning tent in Al Mamzar.”

Ben Sulayem took over the FIA ​​presidency at the end of 2021, succeeding Jean Todt. The agent also started to command the operations of the but the administration was marked by controversies, in addition to controversial statements regarding the activism of pilots such as lewis hamilton It is .

Mohammed left F1’s operational command on February 8th of this year. Nikolas Tombazisdirector of single-seaters, took over the position formerly occupied by Ben Sulayem.

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