H2O Racing
Union Internationale Motonautique

Alex Carella - 6

TEAM: Team Abu Dhabi
HULL: DAC
COUNTRY: Italy
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE: Piacenza, ITA
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/06/1985
PLACE OF BIRTH: Codogno, ITA
HEIGHT: 177 CM
WEIGHT: 64 KG
RACING SUPER LICENSE:
MECHANICS - CREW:

1 - Pontoon Mechanics
2 - Gianmaria Cappellini
3 - Giacomino Curti
4 - Francesco Curti
5 - Alessandro Cremona (Radioman)

Attilio Donzelli - Assistant Team Manager (staff)

GRAND PRIX ENTERED: 45
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: 3
CAREER PODIUMS: 23
CAREER POINTS: 493
PROFILE

ALEX CARELLA is a naturally gifted talent and a three-time world champion in only seven years of racing on the tour. Coming from F2 where he had some success but never a world title, he joined the championship in 2010 with Mad Croc and won his first Grand Prix in only his third start in Linyi, China.

In 2011 he joined the Qatar Team and out-duelled his teammate to the first of his three-straight world championships in 2011. Prior to last season he never finished lower than third (2010) and in 2014 and 2015 finished runner-up in the title race, guiding Abu Dhabi to the Team Championship in 2015. His strike rate is impressive, winning 12 Grand Prix from 45 starts, picking up a further 14 podiums and 12 pole positions.

He started his career in 2000 in the Italian T-400 class where he finished fourth. He moved on to F1000 in 2002 winning the Italian title in 2003 and the European crown in 2004. He took his first world title in 2009 when he won the F1000 championship.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: 3 / WIN: 12 / 2ND: 6 / 3RD: 8 / POLE POSITION: 12
GRAND PRIX ENTERED: 46 / RACE STARTS: 46
DEBUT: 2010

CAREER INFOS

2016 - 5th F1H2O World Championship
2015 - 2nd F1H2O World Championship
2014 - 2nd F1H2O World Championship
2013 - F1H2O World Champion
2012 - F1H2O World Champion
2011 - F1H2O World Champion
2010 - 3rd F1H2O World Championship
2010 - F1H2O Rookie of the Year
2009 - F1000 World Champion
2008 - 2nd F2 World Cup
2008 - 1st F2 World Cup Match Race
2008 - 3rd F2 World Cup Speed Record
2008 - 5th F2 Continental Cup
2007 - 5th F2 World Cup
2007 - Awarded Gold Medal - CONI
2007 - 2nd F2 Italian Championship
2006 - Awarded Bronze Medal - CONI
2006 - 2nd F2 Italian Championship
2006 -14th F2 World Cup
2005 - 3rd F2 Italian Championship
2005 - 2nd F1000 European Championship
2004 - F1000 European Champion
2003 - F1000 Italian Champion
2003 - 2nd F1000 European Championship
2002 - 4th F1000 Italian Championship
2002 - 5th F1000 European Championship
2002 - 7th F1000 World Championship
2001 - 5th T/400 Italian Championship
2001 - 13th T/400 European Championship
2000 - 2nd T/400S Italian Championship
2000 - 4th T/400 Italian Championship

2016 DRIVER GALLERY
2017 DRIVER NEWS
March 15, 2017
ABU DHABI CONFIRM THREE BOAT LINE UP
Wednesday, 15 March: Abu Dhabi team manager Guido Cappellini has confirmed a three boat line up for 2017 in their bid to regain the team’ title it won in 2015 and a first driver’s title ...
F1H2O
2016 DRIVER NEWS
December 6, 2016
UIM F1H2O WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIP SET FOR SPECTACULAR SEASON-FINALE
Tuesday, 6 December: The UIM F1H2O World Powerboat Championship is set for a spectacular season-finale with back-to-back races in the United Arab Emirates and five drivers from France, USA, Finland, ...
F1H2O
October 13, 2016
CHINA CRISIS AS CARELLA’S TITLE BID STALLS
Thursday, 13 October: Team Abu Dhabi’s Alex Carella has his work cut out at the penultimate and final Grand Prix of the season in Abu Dhabi on 7-9 December and in Sharjah a week later on 14-16, ...
F1H2O
October 2, 2016
CARELLA TOPS TIME SHEETS IN PRACTICE
Sunday, 2 October (LIUZHOU (China): Alex Carella will head into this afternoon’s BRM Official Qualifying session full of confidence after topping the times in this morning’s ...
F1H2O
October 1, 2016
CHIAPPE LOOKING TO PILE ON THE PRESSURE AND ADD TO SLENDER POINTS ADVANTAGE
Saturday, 1 October, Frenchman Philippe Chiappe will be looking to press home his advantage and add to his slender points’ lead when the thrilling race for the world title resumes at the Grand ...
F1H2O
September 25, 2016
WHO’S IN THE MIX HEADING INTO THE SEASON END RUN IN?
Sunday, 25 September: As the UIM F1H2O World Championship heads into the critical final three races, five drivers still have a solid chance to come away with the 2016 Championship.   Starting ...
F1H2O
September 23, 2016
CARELLA LOOKING TO REGAIN “MOJO” AFTER CRASH IN HARBIN!
Friday, 23 September: Italian driver Alex Carella of Team Abu Dhabi was on top of the world, literally, leading the drivers’ championship after the two first rounds of the 2016 UIM F1H2O World ...
F1H2O
July 26, 2016
TANTALISING THREE-WAY TITLE FIGHT SET TO CONTINUE IN PORTIMAO
Tuesday, 26 July, PORTIMAO (Portugal): The tantalising three-way fight that is unfolding in the 2016 title race between Alex Carella, Shaun Torrente and defending champion Philippe Chiappe is set to ...
F1H2O
July 19, 2016
CARELLA BACK IN FRONT IN TITLE RACE
Tuesday, 19 July: After his hard fought win in Evian last weekend, Team Abu Dhabi’s Alex Carella is back in front in the title race for the first time since China 2014.   For the Italian ...
F1H2O
July 17, 2016
TORRENTE'S MISTAKE HANDS CARELLA A SOLID VICTORY IN EVIAN!
Sunday, 17 July, EVIAN (France): Veteran three-time World Champion Alex Carella of Team Abu Dhabi mixed talent with luck for 48 laps and ended up coming home with a well- earned 11.72 second victory ...
F1H2O
July 17, 2016
CARELLA RULES THE WAVES IN EVIAN TO TAKE VICTORY
Sunday, 17 July, EVIAN (France): Team Abu Dhabi’s Alex Carella rounded out a perfect day on Lac Leman with a superbly hard fought victory in the 20th Grand Prix of France in ...
F1H2O
July 17, 2016
CARELLA SNATCHES POLE FROM TORRENTE IN FINAL SECONDS OF BRM QUALIFYING
Sunday, 17 July, EVIAN (France): Team Abu Dhabi’s Alex Carella produced a sensational final lap in this morning’s BRM Qualifying to snatch pole position from Shaun Torrente in the final ...
F1H2O
July 12, 2016
CARELLA HAS UNFINISHED BUSINESS IN EVIAN
Tuesday, 12 July, EVIAN (France): Team Abu Dhabi’s Alex Carella will be aiming to keep the pressure on championship leader Philippe Chiappe at this weekend’s Grand Prix of France in ...
F1H2O
March 2, 2016
ABU DHABI SETS OUT TO DEFEND TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Wednesday, 2 March, DUBAI (UAE): Team Abu Dhabi will line up for the inaugural Grand Prix of Dubai, round 1 of the 2016 UIM F1H20 World Championship this week as the defending Teams’ World ...
F1H2O
-->