Saeed Al Faisal

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Saeed Al Faisal
Nationality Flag of Saudi Arabia svg.png
Born April 1, 1987
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Current Team Simpson Motorsport
Car Number 37
Former Teams FAT Turbo Racing, Mecha Grand Prix
Races 33 entries (21 starts)
Championships 0
Victories 0
Podiums 0
Points 5
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
First Race 2013 F1RWRS Tasman Grand Prix
First Victory N/A
Last Victory N/A
Last Race 2015 F1RWRS North Sea Grand Prix
Best Finish =20 - 5 points (2013)


Saeed Al Faisal (born 1st April 1987 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) is a Saudi Arabian pay driver in the Formula 1 Rejects World Race Series. He is one of the minor princes of the Saudi royal family and is formally called Prince Saeed bin Faisal al Suad.

Career

Early History

Faisal drove in various GT races in the Middle East, Europe and America with some degree of success, he did win a numnber of races but retirements meant he never finished higher then 6th in a championship. It was in Europe that he was team mate to Dave McFaste. He decided to enter a Ferrari GT car at Le Mans in 2012, he teamed up with Dave McFaste and another former team mate with American Sam Keppler the third and they managed to finish 19th overall and 2nd in their class.

F1RWRS

Faisal helped finance the FAT Turbo Racing team and signed to be the second driver, however he struggled to finish there (he even failed to pre-qualify at Britain and Belgium), after Barii Mori bought the team he left for Sunshine Infiniti replacing Hagane Shizuka finishing fourth at Macau and fifth at China, before being replaced by Kay Lon. The following year Al Faisal struggled to find a drive but was signed by new team Mecha Grand Prix, he tried to prequalify the car for the first 8 races, failing at each attempts. At his final race, the British round, he was accused of hindering the team from escaping prequalifying (James Davies reached as high as third at the British prequalifying session) and he was sacked immediately, being replaced by Mitie Aviation Racing refugee Steven Mackintosh. After that ArrowTech signed him for 2015, only to get fired after another string of bad results, being replaced by his former teammate at Sunshine in 2013 - who recently left the team for Shizuka's Revolution Engineering DMS, Shinobu Katayama, who was loaned from DMS. He moved to Simpson Motorsports afterwards, managing to be the only drive to qualify the car in 2015.

He was offered a Simpson seat for the 2016 season but he decided to retire from F1RWRS, joining the Dave Simpsons Gulf Racing team in the 2016 GT-R World Championship season instead.

Complete F1RWRS results

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Pts
2013 FAT Turbo Racing FAT13/01 Hart 415T TAS
Ret
AUS
Ret
MEX
Ret
USA
Ret
MON
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
DNPQ
GER
Ret
NED
Ret
BEL
DNPQ
POR
Ret
=20th 5
Sunshine Infiniti Sunshine SN-1 Infiniti MED
Ret
MAC
4
CHN
5
JPN BRA
2014 Mecha Grand Prix Mecha FM-14 Ford DFZ TAS
DNPQ
AUS
DNPQ
BRA
DNPQ
MEX
DNPQ
USA
DNPQ
MON
DNPQ
FRA
DNPQ
GBR
DNPQ
GER
BEL
ITA
MED
NED
MAC
CHN
JPN
=26th 0
2015 ArrowTech-Acuri Autosport ArrowTech AT-05 Renault TAS
13
AUS
17
MED
17
MON
14
MEX
Ret
USA
Ret
CAN
10
GBR
16
GER
BEL
=26th 0
Gulf Simpson Motorsports Simpson GSM-010 BMW AUT
DNPQ
ITA
DNQ
NDS
Ret
CHN
DNQ
JPN
DNPQ
BRA
DNQ