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Baham Lekhal

Formula 1 steward

Baham Lekhal
Vital statistics for Baham Lekhal

Cross Country Rally and Enduro Champion and WTCC Steward.


Baham Lekhal has experience on both sides of motorsport - the participant and the watching steward. He has driven in both motorcycle races as well as car championships, particularly focusing on rallying and cross-country events. He's a three times champion in the national rally series of Mauritania, and has participated with moderate success in international championships as well.

In 2007, Lekhal represented his country in the notorious Dakhar rally, becoming the first Mauretanian to do so. He then started concentrating on a stewarding role, becoming a watchful guardian of the World Touring Car Championships in 2012. He made his debut as an F1 steward at the Hungarian Grand Prix of 2016.