Doriane Pin played a starring role in the latest round of the F4 United Arab Emirates Championship as excitement builds ahead of her debut F1 Academy season. The Mercedes-AMG F1 Junior and Iron Dame added yet another feather to her cap by taking pole position and race victory at Yas Marina.
Fellow Juniors Alex Powell and Yuanpu Cui also scored notable successes. Alex joined Doriane on the podium in P3, his third visit to the rostrum in the winter series so far, whilst Yuanpu scored his first points in the series by taking P9 in race three.
Doriane said: "I'm very happy with how our weekend went. It’s an incredibly competitive championship with a big field of 34 cars, so taking pole position and a victory was very special. It’s great to be fighting at the front and shows how much work we’ve put in. Racing in single-seaters is very different to endurance racing but we’ve put a huge amount of effort in to build my confidence. I now feel very comfortable in the car and can’t wait for the F1 Academy season. We’ve got the test in Jeddah next week and I’m looking forward to keeping the momentum going into that."