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Suleiman Zanfari stays with MP for third year in F4

by Ida Wood

Photo: Spanish F4

Suleim Zanfari will stay with MP Motorsport as he embarks on a third year in Formula 4, beginning with the United Arab Emirates championship.

The Moroccan raced in junior karts for three years, winning the Swedish championship and coming fourth in the Italian championship, before stepping into cars in 2019 via Ginetta Junior where he took a best finish of 13th from six races.

He then debuted in single-seaters two years ago, joining Global Racing Service in Spanish F4 and coming 17th in the standings. Moving to MP last year resulted in an improved 11th place, and he finished two races in the top five.

The 16-year-old will contest the full five-round F4 UAE championship, which begins on January 21-23, and is MP’s second signing for the series alongside Valerio Rinicella who is already confirmed to join the team for Spanish F4 too.

While Zanfari’s European programme is yet to be confirmed, Spanish F4 is the only F4 championship that MP competes in aside from the UAE winter series – which the team will use to learn the new Tatuus T-421 car before it is introduced in Spain – and therefore it is highly likely that Zanfari will be racing there. This year it will be capped to running five cars in Spanish F4.

San Marino’s AKM Motorsport team, an alliance between karting manufacturer Kart Republic and sportscar team Antonelli Motorsport, has signed Swiss driver Eron Rexhepi to pilot its single car in F4 UAE.

He raced for BVM Racing in Italian F4 in 2021, contesting the first five rounds and with a best finish of 16th. He tested with four teams across Europe in first-generation F4 cars before deciding on joining AKM.