DRIVER NEWS: Unicorn Investment supports Salman Al Khalifa’s F3 efforts
DRIVER NEWS: Unicorn Investment Bank (Unicorn), a leading Bahrain–based Islamic investment bank, have announced their sponsorship of the leading Bahraini racing driver, Salman Al Khalifa, for the remaining rounds of the British Formula 3 championship.
Unicorn will be the ‘gold sponsor’ for Salman in the remaining six events of the championship (a total of 12 races) beginning with this weekend’s trip to Brands Hatch.
The announcement was made at Unicorn’s headquarters in Manama at a signing ceremony attended by Mr. Majid Al-Sayed Bader Al-Refai, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Unicorn Investment Bank, Sh. Salman bin Rashid Al Khalifa, his manager Sh. Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifaas as well as representatives from Unicorn’s senior management team.
Mr. Al-Refai commented: “We are very proud to extend our support to Salman, the 2005 Formula BMW Asia Champion and the first-ever Bahraini to step on a British Formula 3 podium. Salman’s achievements are tremendous, and he continues to make an important contribution to the Kingdom’s vision of being the leading Middle Eastern motorsport centre. Supporting Salman means we are supporting the hopes of the Kingdom to reach the pinnacle of the sport - Formula One.”
“We hope that Salman’s efforts in the British Formula 3 championship will be an example for other local and regional talent to follow.” Mr. Al-Refai continued.
Salman said: “I am delighted to have the support of Unicorn Investment Bank, which affirms their commitment to Bahrain and the support of local talent, I hope our relationship will be a long and fruitful one”
The Lloyds TSB Insurance British F3 International Series is the leading single seater championship in the UK, and the world’s leading Formula 3 category. Around the world, no other race series has produced as many Grand Prix winners and World Champions as British Formula 3.
Salman’s car and racing suit will display the Unicorn logo starting from the next round at Brands Hatch, which will also see his debut with new team T-Sport.