India’s Mohammed Nalwalla pursued his dream by taking the first step in go-karts in his homeland. The youngster’s progression was nothing short of stellar when he claimed the runner-up title in the JK Tyre Rookie Cup Championship in his racing debut year in 2014. He would go on to repeat another fine racing season in 2015 when he came home in overall second place in the National Karting Championship as well as the vice champion in the Kart Open championships.
The Mumbai-native notes, “I had a strong passion for cars from very early on.” The choice to go into racing was encouraged by an elder brother and his parents. The 18-year old keeps his family close to his heart as he notes, “my family is tremendously important to me as their continued moral support and encouragement has helped me to achieve what I have and what I will achieve in the future.”
A fan of triple Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, Nalwalla also draws inspiration from India’s most successful and internationally-recognised sports megastar – Sachin Tendulkar, which is not difficult to understand, given the world’s best batsman’s iconic god-like national status in his cricket-mad homeland.
Like most young racing stars, Mohammed Nalwalla aspires to reach F1 one day.