Promising Moroccan driver Suleiman Zanfari will line up with MP Motorsport in the 2021 Spanish Formula 4 Championship. The 15-year-old youngster is teaming up with the Dutch team for a second attempt at the Spanish series.
Zanfari made his single-seater debut in Spanish F4 last year, in the process claiming several top-ten finishes and a best starting position of third on the grid. Now signing up with the team that took four of the last five Spanish F4 titles, the young Moroccan is hoping to join the winners in this hotly contested junior series.
“To progress, I need to be part of an experienced team capable of fielding several skilled drivers in very competitive cars”, said Zanfari. “After a year of discovery, I need to be up against experienced team-mates to be able to move up in the rankings. I am delighted to have obtained a seat with MP Motorsport for 2021 and I have complete confidence in the team to support my early career in single-seater racing. The fact that this team has also mastered the higher categories such as F3 and F2 is an asset not to be neglected.”
“I am happy to welcome Suleiman in our team”, said MP Motorsport’s team principal Sander Dorsman. “He showed excellent promise racing against us in 2020, and we aim to capitalise on that promise in 2021. I am convinced that he will perform well in the seven-round championship, and we hope to announce Suleiman’s teammates soon.”
In 2020, Zanfari switched to single-seater racing after a successful karting career that was topped by the title in the 2019 Swedish OK Junior Championship as well as podiums and top-five finishes in both the 2019 FIA Karting World Championship and 2019 WSK Euro Series for OK Junior karts. Zanfari’s previous car-racing experience includes a foray into the 2019 Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship.