Abu Dhabi 2019
Feb 8 - 9

Current Standings

1.
1.

Martin
Sonka

 Czechia CZE
Points 80 00
ARE 7
FRA 3
JPN 9
HUN 15
RUS 15
AUT 15
USA 1
USA 15
2.
2.

Matt
Hall

 Australia AUS
Points 75 00
ARE 6
FRA 15
JPN 15
HUN 9
RUS 4
AUT 9
USA 5
USA 12
3.
3.

Michael
Goulian

 United States USA
Points 73 00
ARE 15
FRA 9
JPN 12
HUN 7
RUS 12
AUT 0
USA 15
USA 3
4.
4.

Mika
Brageot

 France FRA
Points 41 00
ARE 3
FRA 6
JPN 6
HUN 12
RUS 0
AUT 7
USA 2
USA 5
6.
Points 34 00
ARE 9
FRA 0
JPN 0
HUN 1
RUS 9
AUT 3
USA 3
USA 9
7.
Points 29 00
ARE 5
FRA 1
JPN 0
HUN 3
RUS 6
AUT 0
USA 7
USA 7
8.
Points 27 00
ARE 0
FRA 4
JPN 7
HUN 0
RUS 0
AUT 4
USA 12
USA 0
9.
Points 24 00
ARE 0
FRA 5
JPN 4
HUN 0
RUS 7
AUT 0
USA 4
USA 4
11.
Points 22 00
ARE 1
FRA 0
JPN 0
HUN 4
RUS 1
AUT 5
USA 9
USA 2
13.
Points 16 00
ARE 2
FRA 2
JPN 2
HUN 2
RUS 2
AUT 6
USA 0
USA 0
14.
Points 12 00
ARE 0
FRA 0
JPN 1
HUN 5
RUS 0
AUT 0
USA 6
USA 0

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Rule changes and team updates for 2019

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An efficient engine equals race wins

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Winglet refresh

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Updates from the Race Airport – Indianapolis

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