A car accident kills the son of the FIA president
Various Middle Eastern media outlets report that Saif Muhammad bin Salim, son of Mohammed Ben Sulayem, president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), has died in a car accident.
He competed in Formula 4 for two seasons, in 2016 and 2017, running in eight races in each season. In 2016, he finished 14th in the championship. His best result was an eighth on the grid, and seventh in a race.
According to various outlets, the young man was involved in a car accident on Tuesday and was unable to overcome the injuries. The Al Khaleej even indicates he will be cremated at the Dubai cemetery on Thursday after prayers. Mohammed Ben Sulayem replaced Frenchman Jean Todt as president of the FIA in 2020. The rallying champion was also a competitor in the late 1980s and 1990s, even competing in the World Rally Championships.
Following that, he organized events and worked his way up the ranks of the organization. The international body has yet to comment on the incident.