Australian karter Marcos Flack, a finalist in the recent first running of the Ferrari Driver Academy’s scouting world final, will step into single-seaters this year.
The teenager has said he will drive for Argenti Motorsport in British Formula 4, and then for R-ace GP (pictured above) in select rounds of ADAC and Italian F4 after trialling the cars from the respective series in Australia with MTEC Motorsport and in Britain with Argenti at several circuits, as well as in the FDA shootout tests.
Flack raced karts domestically in 2020 as well as making his car racing debut, and was an Energy Corse driver in Europe’s junior karting scene the year before after several seasons spent in Mini karts.
He came 14th in the Trofeo delle Industrie in 2019, and 21st in the ROK Cup Superfinal for Junior ROK karts.
Also committed to the upcoming Italian F4 season is Francesco Simonazzi, who remains at BVM Racing. The Italian team ran in an alliance with Technorace last year.
Since debuting in 2019, Simonazzi has taken a best finish of sixth from 32 starts and drove for Cram Motorsport, DRZ Benelli and Jenzer Motorsport before joining BVM Technorace midway through last season.
He also entered Spanish F4’s Paul Ricard round with Jenzer last year and picked up his first podium in F4.
The 2021 Spanish F4 grid has grown with the addition of 15-year-old American karting graduate Enzo Scionti in Drivex School’s line-up.
Scionti moved up from junior to senior karting at the end of 2019 and spent much of 2020 racing in Italian competitions. He joins French-Israeli Noam Abramczyk, entering F4 after a year in shifter karts, at Drivex.