Amna al-Qubaisi, a 17 year old UAE national, is set to become the first Arab woman to ever compete in Formula 4 when she takes to the track in Europe come next season, Emirates Woman reported. 

Sponsored by Kaspersky Lab in F4, the graduate of Abu Dhabi’s Daman Speed Academy will be joining the Prema team to compete with some of the world’s best rising drivers. 

Speaking about her upcoming race al-Qubeisi says “this is a tremendous opportunity stepping up to F4. I hope I can live up to the expectations of Daman Speed Academy, where I have trained. And of course Abu Dhabi Racing who have placed so much trust in me." 

This wouldn't be the first time the teen breaks records. Last month, she became the first Emirati woman to win the UAE’s senior Rotax Max Challenge karting series. 

Talent runs in the family

Motoring skills run in al-Qubaisi's family it seems. Her father Khaled al-Qubaisi, is an endurance race-car driver and managing director of Abu Dhabi Racing.

Her younger sister Hamda, is also a competing karting driver and the pair often compete together in championships across the UAE. 

Amna's father will be supporting her throughout the upcoming competitions. 

Speaking to The National he says, "racing with Prema and sponsorship from Kaspersky Lab is immeasurable... we hope this association will go a long way in getting Amna to compete ultimately at the highest level of this sport."

Even though al-Qubaisi has already accomplished so much in the field, she dreams of more and hopes that one day she'll compete in a Formula 1 race.