A new tragedy hits the world of motorsports and, this time, it touches the International Automobile Federation (FIA) very closely. The motor world lives a state of shock after knowing another of those news that you never want to give. After a traffic accident, Saif Muhamad bin Salim Al-Falasi, son of the organization’s president, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, has died unable to overcome the serious impact injuries. According to various media outlets in the Middle East (especially from the United Arab Emirates), the fatal incident took place last Tuesday, in Dubai, where several vehicles were involved.
Despite the fact that neither the family nor the FIA have confirmed the news through a statement, yes the Emirates Automobile Federation has done it, who has expressed his deep grief over the news by “announcing the death of Saif bin Mohammed bin Sulayem, son of the president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) Muhammad bin Sulayem.” “I ask God to forgive him and have mercy on him and make him dwell in large gardens and give his family patience. Our condolences to His Excellency Mohammed bin Sulayem and his family. May God reward you and may God bless you,” the statement completed.
The young man, who has died at the age of 29, followed in his father’s footsteps. He was a pilot and even made his debut in Formula 4 in his country. He did it for two seasons, in 2016 and 2017, with a total of eight races held, although he soon hung up the overalls and retired that same season permanently. His best result was a seventh place in the race. His father, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, was elected FIA president in 2020, taking over from Jean Todt.