Enaam Ahmed

Cape Motorsports has completed its INDY NXT by Firestone driver lineup for 2023, signing British-Pakistani driver Enaam Ahmed to join Jagger Jones.

"We are extremely excited to announce Enaam as part of our INDY NXT team for 2023,” team owners Dominic and Nicholas Cape said. “Enaam draws from experience in many types of cars, and brings that experience to the table for us.”

Enaam AhmedAhmed, 23, graduates to INDYCAR’s development series after finishing third in the 2022 USF Pro 2000 Championship standings. He made his presence known in just his second INDY NXT series test, topping the speed charts at January’s full-field Firestone tire test on the road course at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The London resident contested a partial season in the series in 2021, his first foray in the U.S., capturing a podium in the season finale at Mid-Ohio. He went on to score five podiums last year and was the model of consistency, with 13 top-five finishes in 18 races.

“I’m thrilled to join Cape Motorsports this season in INDY NXT,” Ahmed said. “We will be racing the best teams and drivers of my generation as we fight to get to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. I have really been impressed working with the Cape brothers, and I love being an underdog driver with an underdog team.”

Beginning his career in British karting, Ahmed won numerous national and international titles before moving to cars, capturing the MSA Formula Championship rookie of the year title in 2015. Finishing fifth in BRDC British F3 in 2016, he won the series title in 2017 with 13 wins and 18 total podiums. He contested FIA European F3 and Japanese F3 before turning his attention to the U.S. in 2021.

The 2023 INDYNXT by Firestone season starts Sunday, March 5 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. Peacock and the INDYCAR Radio Network will broadcast the race live at 9:50 a.m. ET.