In a proud moment for Pakistan, British-Pakistani formula racer Enaam Ahmed has achieved the highest-ever position for a Pakistani driver in international racing. Enaam Ahmed finished the Alabama Grand Prix in fourth place, becoming the first Pakistani to finish Top 5 in a Grand Prix.
According to the details, the race was held at Barber Motorsports Park — the top-level motor racing series in the United States. The competition was attended by 18 drivers, who are considered amongst the best in the world.
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This achievement is a testament to Enaam Ahmed’s skill and dedication to the sport, as well as a source of pride for Pakistan’s racing community. His success is particularly noteworthy given the challenges he has faced as a Pakistani driver in a predominantly Western-dominated sport.
“It’s a matter of pride for me that I fly the flag of Pakistan on my car,” Enaam Ahmed said while talking about his victory.
Finished the @INDYNXT Alabama Grand Prix in 4th! I had to fight hard after starting 9th 💪🏾🚀🏁 pic.twitter.com/sf9gLX8tDR
— Enaam Ahmed (@Enaammotorsport) April 30, 2023
Enaam Ahmed has become the first ever and the only Pakistani to be a World Champion in Karting, beating the records of Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
Not only that, but Enaam 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.
Enaam Ahmed has been winning championships and breaking records since the age of 14 and is the most successful Pakistani heritage racing driver ever in the history of motorsport.
Winning in international sports competitions is important for Pakistan as it can boost national pride and identity, improve the country’s image and reputation, attract tourism and investment, lead to the development of sports infrastructure, and inspire the younger generation to take up sports.
Therefore, Enaam Ahmed’s achievement is a historic moment for Pakistani motorsport, and it will undoubtedly serve as a catalyst for the sport’s growth and development in the country.
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