LONDON: Enaam Ahmed in only his and team Cape Motorsports’ second qualifying session in the highly competitive Indy NXT series has put in an impressive performance in a shortened eight-minute qualifying session. This enables him to start Sunday’s 35-lap race from the fifth row.
A technical glitch in Friday’s practice session restricted Enaam to only nine laps of the circuit.
“I and the team are new to the series and learning from each other,” Enaam said.
Team owner Dominick Cape said of Enaam’s efforts: “I think he did a really good job. We made a lot of changes since the start of the weekend. He thought the balance was good but the car was not quick enough. We have to work on that a little bit. Enaam is really good.”
The current series of races are taking place at the beautiful lush green Barber Motorsports Park, near Birmingham, Alabama.
Last year I was at this track on the podium in third place competing in the USPro2000 championship, Enaam told this reporter.
An excited Enaam explained: “We are very happy with the progress we are making against teams with much more experience than us. It’s all to play for in the Grand Prix. I will be starting from the clean side of the track, and plan to score many points. The support I am getting from my fans in Pakistan and fellow desis around the world is tremendous. I hope to make them proud on race day.”
Not only that, Enaam Ahmed is also the British Formula 3 Champion, the first ever high-level Formula Championship winner in the history of Pakistan and beating the record of Ayrton Senna by winning 13 races in one season.
The 23-year-old is going places around the world with his winning streaks on the dangerous tracks, driving cars at an average 200 miles per hour – making sure that his car carries both British and Pakistani flags.
Enaam is one of the brightest and most exciting young racing talents in motorsport. He has been winning Championships and breaking records from the age of 14. Enaam Ahmed is also the most successful Pakistani heritage racing driver ever in the history of motorsport because he is also known as the most successful British Formula 3 driver in history.
Enaam Ahmed was born to Pakistani parents in London 23 years ago. It was at the age of eight that he started taking interest in racing. His parents started funding their son’s passion by sending him to local Go-karting tracks for children but they had no idea that their son would become a European and world champion at the age of 14 — winning it one year younger than Lewis Hamilton who was 15 when he became the world champion.