Qatar Airways partners with Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) General Assembly and Prize-Giving Ceremony
Doha, December 10, 2014 (STAT):-Qatar Airways proudly sponsored the 2014 Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) General Assembly and Prize-Giving Ceremony held in Doha from December 1–5, 2014, as the global and exclusive airline. The annual event is considered one of the most prestigious events in the motor sport community.
The five-day General Assembly meeting, which has previously been held in Monaco, New Dehli and Istanbul, was capped off with the traditional Prize-Giving Ceremony held at the St. Regis Hotel, Doha, on December 5. The evening attracted some of the biggest names in motor sport, including Lewis Hamilton, Formula One World Champion; Jose Maria Lopez, World Touring Car Champion; Anthony Davidson, World Endurance Champion; Sébastien Buemi, World Endurance Champion, and Nasser Al-Attiyah, World Rally WRC2 Champion.
Champions from every major branch of international motor sport gathered in Doha for the high-profile and glamorous ceremony to receive their awards, after a week of spectacular events that included the FIA Prize-Giving Challenge and Heritage Night, dedicated to the history of automobiles and motor sport.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is very excited to welcome Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile to Doha. Motor sport has such a rich and wonderful history and we are pleased to be able to help bring this prestigious annual event to the Middle East where motor sport has legions of fans and followers.”
The FIA General Assembly and Prize-Giving Ceremony held in Doha attracted many of the world’s top motor sports personalities, including 2014 Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton and World Rally WRC2 Champion Nasser Al-Attiyah.