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F3 racer Kacper Sztuka leaves Red Bull Junior Team

by Ida Wood

Photo: Red Bull

Kacper Sztuka has announced that he is no longer a Red Bull junior, less than seven months after he picked up the support of the Formula 1 team.

The 18-year-old Pole became a Red Bull Junior Team member in November 2023 after winning the Formula Winter Series and Italian Formula 4 titles as a third-year driver in the category.

For 2024 he stepped up to FIA Formula 3 with MP Motorsport, and four rounds into the season sits 19th in the standings with fifth place in the Imola sprint race being his best result and also his only points finish so far.

Sztuka wrote on social media in Polish to reveal that his time with Red Bull has ended, and reassured that it would not also mean an end to his F3 campaign:

I wanted to share with you information about my development and further performances in F3 this season. In recent weeks, the contract with Red Bull’s junior programme was terminated at the partner’s initiative.

Until the end of the co-operation, my starts, my functioning in the team and the progress I made were positively assessed by all people working directly with me.

Thank you very much to everyone who has been involved in the project I have been part of since November 2023.

The above decision does not affect the assessment of the MP Motorsport team and our start plans. In the 2024 season, thanks to my sponsors’ support, I intend to compete in all the remaining rounds of the FIA F3 Championship and continue to develop as a driver both on and off the track.

My determination to be the fastest, to win and one day race against the best drivers in the world remains unchanged. Thank you for all the words of support. We are entering the final stages of preparations for the race in Barcelona. See you on the track!