The Redbull Air Race World Championship circuit features pilots from around the world. This weekend, the season kicked off with the race’s leg in Abu Dhabi. The pilots hailed from many different locations around the world, ranging from the United Kingdom to Japan, Germany to Australia, and pretty much every country in between making it truly a global event.
The top three finishers were from the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, respectively. Paul Bonhomme of the UK earned 12 points for his first place finish while Matt Hall of Australia earned nine for his second place finish and Pete McLeod of Canada earned seven for his third place finish.
The Redbull Air Race is structured much like a NASCAR race in that pilots fly their customized planes through a course for a qualifying round to determine the order in which they race (the fastest qualifying time races first, etc.) and the fastest time at the end of the competition round wins the race. Also similarly to NASCAR, the Redbull Air Race season is made up of multiple races where pilots accumulate points but unlike NASCAR, the Air Race venues are located around the globe in locales like Japan, Hungary, and the United States effectively reaching a global audience.