F1Weekly Podcast #289 (07-02-2008)


Podcast # 289

British GP discussion.
Motorsports Mondial with Nasir.
Interview with F1 Euro series driver Basil Shaaban.

Lap Ahead Lebanese: Basil Shaaban was born in Beirut on March 27, 1980. His karting career started in his homeland at the age of 14. He put his racing career in top gear while studying Astrophysics in Berkeley, northern California. Teaming up with current Formula Atlantic star Jonathan Bomarito’s outfit, Basil became a regular visitor to the podium in the top tier of American karting. In 2004 he moved to England and became the first Arabian driver to win a Formula Ford race in Europe. Basil has also represented his country in A1GP competition, and this season is competing in F3 Euroseries with Austrian HBR Mototsport team with support from Shell. Please enjoy our conversation with Basil on podcast 289 and for more information on his career please visit www.basilshaaban.com