Enaam Ahmed moves to Japan for F3 title assault with B-Max
European Formula 3 race-winner Enaam Ahmed has joined the B-Max with Motopark squad to compete for the 2019 Japanese F3 Championship title.
Ahmed, who recently turned 19, rose to prominence on the junior single-seater ladder by dominating the 2017 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship with a record-equalling 13 victories to become the series’ youngest-ever champion.
A move onto the international scene followed for 2018 as the Briton contested the FIA European F3 Championship, taking two wins on his way to claiming a top ten finish in the drivers’ standings in his rookie season.
For 2019, Ahmed has switched to Japan’s highly-competitive F3 series, where he will link up with the B-Max with Motopark outfit, racing the team’s Dallara-Spiess F3-spec car.
Ahmed is now aiming to continue his professional career with an immediate assault on the championship.
“I’m really happy and really grateful to be joining B-Max with Motopark for the 2019 Japanese Formula 3 season,” said Ahmed.
“I think Japan is the place to be at the moment, there’s a lot of opportunities out here and I think I can win the championship with B-Max with Motopark. I am going to give it everything I can, everything I’ve got, and make the most of the opportunity I’ve got and go for the title.”
Enaam will begin his preparations with a two-day test at Fuji next Tuesday and Wednesday before the eight-round season gets underway on April 20-21 at the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix venue.
B-Max Team Owner, Ryuji Kumita, said: “I am delighted that Enaam gives us the trust for the 2019 season of Japanese Formula 3. Given his racing record as a race winner in FIA F3 2018 and British F3 Champion 2017 we expect him to win races and challenge for the title with us. We hope to give him a good starting point for a professional, longtime career in Japan.”
Motopark boss Timo Rumpfkeil, added: “I am very happy that Enaam joins our Japanese Formula 3 team. Following Enaam’s results for several years now and seeing him during the 2018 season in FIA F3 I am convinced that he will be a very strong contender for the championship in Japanese Formula 3.
“We will do the outmost to support him to achieve that goal. I believe that Japan offers for drivers like Enaam a serious chance to become a professional driver and we are happy to support him to turn this into reality.”