In the FIA - World Federation of Motorists, after a long and 12-year leadership of the 75-year-old Frenchman Jean Todt, at the head of this extremely important organization was a very famous and certainly qualified 60-year-old intellectual and true speed fanatic from the United Arab Emirates. , Mohamed Bin Sulayem. He is officially Bean, although many also call him Ben.
His journey into the world of cars, competitions and the organization of everything related to wheels, safety and popularization of that area, probably began in his boyhood days when he first saw powerful cars and when he sat down for the first time after the usual children’s toys. the steering wheel of attractive sports cars. We have no information about Mohammed’s first car, or rather his first, but it is estimated that the current collection of Mohammed Bin Sulayem’s brilliant monsters, in his garage in Dubai, is worth about $ 15 million!
Sulajem, when he takes some time, and how he enjoys pets, and these are… .Ferrari Enzo, F40 and F50, Mercedes Benz CLK GTR AMG, Porsche Carrera GT, 911 GT1, Jaguar XJ220, Bugatti Veyron SS, McLaren P1, Koenigsegg Agera RS, Pagani Zonda …
He was brought up obviously correctly and directed towards top education, and as planned, that’s what happened. Mohamed Bin Sulayem studied political science in the United States at the University of Washington, graduated in Great Britain and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.
When he complied with the wishes of the elders, his passion for speed, competition and racing on sand, dunes and curves erupted, and for that he chose a rally, so in 1983 he found himself behind the wheel of a specially prepared Opel Mante 400, very good devices for stages and speed exams. It was the beginning of Mohamed Bin Sulayem’s sports career, which continues to this day, with the permanent competition segment ending in 2002. “
In the past almost 20 seasons, Mohamed Bin Sulayem has achieved a lot. Behind him are as many as 122 different rallies in esteemed competitions. He was the 14-time rally champion of the Middle East and won in Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Oman and Kuwait. He also reached 11 rallies that were scored for the European Rally Championship and competed 23 times in the elite WRC series. All in all, he can be proud of his rides. legendary Spaniard Carlos Sainz (pictured)…. In 1987, Mohamed Bin Sulaem recorded a good result in the ERC series, podium and third place at the Princip de Asturias Rally, behind Sainz and Puras, while in Turkey, also in the ERC, came to the podium again, but to 2nd place. In the WRC, his best placement is class-winning victories at the YPF Argentina Rally and 6th place overall. In the past almost two rallies of the decade, he was mostly behind the wheel of “Ford” and “Toyota”.
Great energy, passion, and the desire to try as much as possible. the path of the rival, the Frenchman Roman Grossian. Completely unexpectedly and in the direction, he lost control of the formula and hit the wall, significantly damaging the Renault. Fortunately, he was not injured, and it was as if someone saved him for high official achievements, for the position of the first man of the World Federation of Motorists.
Mohamed Bin Sulay is now committed to new tasks and fulfilling new plans. security. The sports world is, it would be said, satisfied with the changes in the FIA. The great and now departing Jean Todt, above all the unforgettable rally co-driver, who survived a lot at as many as 54 WRC rallies, was honored very great gratitude for past accomplishments.
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