Pilot Sneha Sharma Is India’s Fastest Woman Racer
- JWB Post
- November 18, 2015
25-year-old pilot with Indigo Airlines, Sneha Sharma, is the fastest woman racer in the country. She is…hold your breath…a Formula 4 racer! Exciting, right?
She tells, “My mother took me go-karting when I was 16 to a local track in Mumbai called Hakone (it no longer exists). I remember that she was worried about my safety. I wasn’t. I like speed, always have.”
In 2009, she was named as India’s fastest woman racer in the Mercedes Young star driver programme. Whoa! You can see her next at the Formula 4 on November 26 at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida.
So what does it require to be the number 1? She tells, “I have learnt to focus single mindedly, and make quick decisions – the latter has also helped with my flying. Physically, you need serious neck muscle power. You need a lot of upper body strength and flexibility, which translates into a lot of stretching, free weight workouts like burpees and pushups.”
Sneha hits the gym right after her round of flights – at times she wakes up as early as 3 am. She also avoids any forms of sugar or aerated drinks.
Want to be like her? She guides, “Success always happens outside the comfort zone.”