Pakistani Formula 1 Racer Inspiring Story
Saad Ali is the first Formula 1 race car driver from Islamabad, Pakistan.
This skilled young Pakistani has struggled from the grass root level of motorsports racing.
The 28-year-old faces significant hurdles before he can become
one of 22 elite drivers who could take part in the main Formula One event.
Saad went to the Formula BMW Racing Center (FBRC) in Bahrain
where aspiring drivers can learn and excel in the art of racing.
His decision of joining FBRC turned out as a life changer for him.
Saad completed Formula Gulf 1000 series in 2014, in which he attained third place twice.
Now he has to excel in Formula 3, GP3 and GP2,
which are the stepping stones in order to reach Formula One
Despite these financial constraints, Ali has been managing to fund his
passion through his job at an information technology company Swift click.
Ali estimates that he will need around $2 million in sponsorship
over the next three or four years to achieve his dream of racing
alongside the likes of Sebastian Vettel or Lewis Hamilton.
“I have been racing by myself for the country without support, flying the Pakistani Flag on circuits making a name for racing here”. – Saad Ali