Needless to say, there’s a big F1 event in the capital this weekend. Abu Dhabi is now into its fourth year, and, after a chat with Eddie Jordan (owner of Jordan Grand Prix) and Natalie Pinkham (the Sky Sports pit lane reporter) this week, it’s clear that Abu Dhabi is in the top three of the pundits’ favourite destinations for the F1 circus. Why do they love it? Because it’s so well organised (and the food is second to none). Jenson Button (McLaren) has never failed to be on the podium in Abu Dhabi, Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) has won two of the last three races... It will be a massive, massive weekend.
To the Pro-League, and let us offer our support to Bruno Metsu. Appointed Al Wasl manager in the summer replacing Diego Maradona, after seeing his Al Wasl side get off to a great start to the 2012/13 campaign, the Frenchman has been diagnosed with stomach cancer and therefore has stood down as coach. We wish him a speedy recovery.
One more thing: Australian Dubai resident Doris Matlok has just finished the Sahara Race in Egypt (which started on October 25). She’s effectively run a marathon every day, covering a total distance of 250km. Her run will raise money for Bipolar and Depression in the UAE. Find out more at www.everydayhero.com.au/doris_matlok_1. Well done, Doris!