Woman Crush Wednesdays: The Al Qubaisi Sisters
The Emirati duo of Amna and Hamda Al Qubaisi have turned heads and continue to do so for all the right reasons. The talented sisters are much needed representation for young girls in the field of motorsport.
Written and edited by Tanishka Vashee, Bruna Brito and Esmée Koppius
Khaled Al Qubaisi is definitely one of the most stellar and well respected figures in UAE when we talk about motorsport. He has won at the Dubai 24 Hour thrice, the Yas Marina 12 Hour and finished on the podium in the 2014 edition of 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Without a doubt, the girls are carrying forward his legacy in racing and are doing so very admirably. Amna participates in F3 Championships while her younger sister Hamda is part of Prema Racing’s F4 team.
Amna broke into the world of single seater racing in 2018, becoming the first Emirati female driver to do so. She took part in the Italian F4 with Prema Racing and also tested a Formula E car at the first ever Ad Diriyah ePrix. She also won a non championship F4 race in Abu Dhabi.
Hamda too, has worked her way up to the single seater series after Karting, she made her Italian F4 debut in 2019, starting mid season. She returned to race in the UAE F4 series and won three races, got 12 podiums and 6 fastest race laps.
In 2021, it was announced that she would be joining Prema racing for all her F4 stints. She would be racing in the Italian F4 series as well as a few rounds of the German ADAC series. Hamda made history by becoming the first female ever to have stepped on the podium of an Italian F4 race.
The duo have a lot of talent and are still in the early stages of their racing careers, we can’t wait to see the feats they achieve in the world of motorsport! We, at Divebomb wish them good luck and lots of success for the future!