F1 - Saad Ali - First Pakistani to Represent the Country in Formula 1

F1: Saad Ali – First Pakistani to Represent the Country in Formula 1

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.

He dropped out of college so that he could pursue his passion for racing. He has been a passionate motorsports enthusiast though out the years.

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

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