Newpoint Capital Limited, of Bevis Marks, London have completed a sponsorship deal with British F3 Racing Driver Enaam Ahmed, and Keith Beekmeyer from Newpoint Capital Ltd could not be more delighted by the announcement.
‘We’re so proud of this partnership, and of the opportunity it gives us to enable a bright young British sporting professional to grow and develop his career. We’re all going to be watching the Japanese F3 season progress over this next year with an extra sense of anticipation as we look to Enaam’s results.’ Keith Beekmeyer told us, exclusively, as he spoke of the company’s delight at the sponsorship deal.
London born Enaam currently competes in Japan, in their F3 Championship, having spent most of his early career on the British and European racing circuit. The talented young sportsman had an outstanding start to his career when, in 2014, he won five karting championships in total, before becoming the youngest driver ever, still aged just 14, to win both the World and the European KF3 Junior Championships in the same year.
In 2017, he became the youngest-ever BRDC British Formula 3 champion after a season-long campaign in which he broke a record previously held by none other than the legendary Ayrton Senna. During that British Formula 3 year in 2017, he managed to surpass the win total record set by Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna, and he also became the youngest driver to win three races in a season. The records continued to be broken in what can only be described as a stellar year for the young British sportsman, as he set the three fastest laps in a single British Formula 3 race weekend, and achieved the biggest single season points haul and biggest winning margin in British Formula 3 history.
Despite his success on the racing circuit in 2017, 2018 did not live up to his – not the fans’ expectations. He moved to the highly challenging FIA Formula 3 European Championship for the 2018 season, and after an early strong showing – which included winning in Hungary – Enaam’s season deteriorated as the car’s performance dropped off. Enaam himself would be the first to say that, as an attempt to compensate for the car’s shortcomings, he began overdriving in frustration, which ultimately led to him crashing during a pivotal Macau Grand Prix.
By the season’s end it looked like his racing career was in danger. However, a late reprieve by Japanese Formula 3 team B-Max with Motopark in March this year, just one month before the start of the season and following the collapse of an initial deal made mere weeks before with rivals Threebond Racing, has kept him in the game.
The 2019 season of the Japanese F3 Championship is nearly complete, and so far Enaam has two victories – at the Fuji Speedway and the Sportsland SUGO circuits – under his belt. With just one race to go, at the challenging Okayama International Circuit at the end of September, Enaam will be aiming to finish the season on a high. He’s currently third overall in the Championship standings for the year, and will be aiming for a podium spot in this last race to ensure he finished 3rd in the Japanese F3 drivers’ championship tables overall.
Driving again for the Motopark team, Enaam Ahmed will be aiming for the kind of season in 2020 performance that could see him promoted to Japanese F1 for the following year. So while another season in Japanese Formula 3 beckons, Enaam’s sights are completely set on making a speedy step up into the Super Formula Championship by the 2021 season. Historically, Japan’s highly competitive top-level single-seater racing series has been a launchpad for young drivers into Formula 1, providing a clear pathway through to that F1 dream for the talented youngster. Enaam’s Motopark B-Max team already run cars in the Super Formula Championship, so as far as Enaam Ahmed is concerned his future career path is all laid out in front of him – it’s just up to him, and his tremendous driving skills, to make it happen.