Pole position and victory for Suleiman Zanfari in F4 in Kuwait

Published on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Pole position and victory for Suleiman Zanfari in F4 in Kuwait

At the second round of the FIA-certified Saudi Arabian F4 Championship, which has just been held on the Kuwait Motor Town circuit, Moroccan driver Suleiman Zanfari once again played a leading role. Very fast during Free Practice practice on Friday 9th February 2024, and then took pole position in Qualifying. Suleiman went on to win Race 1 by a comfortable margin.

As on the previous weekend, he was less successful in Races 2 and 3, which were run with an inverted grid for the top 10 and offered half as many points. Ranked 6th and then 9th after a number of ups and downs, Suleiman was able to show his talent to better effect in Race 4, which brought the meeting to a close with a rewarding 2nd place finish. Suleiman is currently 2nd in the provisional Championship standings with 92 points, just two behind the leader.

Suleiman got off to an excellent start at the second meeting of the year, taking pole position in Qualifying Practice. He took the lead in Race 1, first overtaking Kirill Kutskov (Kyrgyzstan) and then increasing his lead over Oscar Wurz (Austria) to take victory by almost five seconds.

Because of the inverted grid rule, Suleiman started 11th at the start of Race 2 on Saturday morning. He was delayed by an incident on the second lap but nevertheless managed to climb back up to 6th position despite the intervention of the safety car for four laps, which limited his progress. 10th at the start of Race 3, Suleiman began to make up places, but the rest of the race did not go his way. Once again delayed by the safety car, he was held up by two drivers in the middle of a fight before being penalised for overshooting the limits of the track and ending up only 9th.

Suleiman returned to the front row for the start of Race 4. While Serbian Andrej Petrovic broke away at the front, Suleiman had to concentrate on the threat of Federico Al Rifai (UAE) behind him to take the points for 2nd place.

 

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