Manama, Feb. 28 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received today, in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Sir Jackie Stewart, the Formula One racing champion in the 1970s. On the occasion of his visit to the Kingdom to attend the Gulf Air Formula 1 Grand Prix Bahrain 2023.
His Majesty the King welcomed Sir Jackie Stewart, praising his visit to the Kingdom to attend the annual international race. He was praised for his achievements in Formula 1, which is very popular internationally.
His Majesty the King and Sir Jackie Stewart exchanged talks about Formula 1 and the role of such sporting gatherings in bringing people together and cultural exchange. His Majesty the King wished Sir Jackie Stewart a good stay in Bahrain.
Sir Jackie Stewart expressed his thanks and appreciation to His Majesty for the kind welcome, expressing his sincere congratulations on the achievement commended by His Majesty’s Representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs, and Captain of the Royal Endurance Team, His Highness Sheikh. Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, winner of the first place in the World Endurance Championship of the International Equestrian Federation, which made him the champion of the 160 km race in Abu Dhabi.