MP Motorsport have confirmed Kacper Sztuka as their second signing for the 2024 FIA Formula 3 campaign. The Polish driver joins Tim Tramnitz at MP for the upcoming season fresh from winning the Italian F4 Championship last year.
Sztuka was dominant in the latter half of the 2023 season, winning nine races across the season and taking a further three podiums en route to the title.
He spent three years in Italian F4 having graduated from karting in 2021. He ended his first campaign 36th before improving to sixth in year two, taking two wins and four podiums before his crowning campaign in 2023. Sztuka also claimed the Formula Winter Series title last year, winning five of the six races he competed in and finishing the other in second.
Sztuka took part in the final post-season test last year with MP Motorsport, finishing with a best result of 12th in the second morning session. He was also named as a new member of the Red Bull Junior Team lineup for 2024.
Reflecting on his graduation to FIA Formula 3, the 17-year-old said that he was looking forward to what he expects will be a tricky but fulfilling challenge.
“I’m extremely happy to be able to step up to FIA F3 with MP Motorsport,” said Sztuka. “The team has a strong pedigree in the series, which will help me with a smooth transition from F4 to F3.
“I loved the car when I drove it in the Imola test, and can’t wait to step back into it for more testing and the new season ahead. It’s going to be a huge challenge but I’m up for the task. Bring it on!”
Team Principal Sander Dorsman added that he was excited to see what Sztuka would be capable of in his rookie campaign having shone last season.
“We are really pleased to welcome Kacper to the team,” Dorsman said. “He has had a sensational season in Italian F4, and being invited to join the Red Bull Junior Team was just reward for what has been a brilliant year. He immediately showed his promise in the Imola test, so we are confident that Kacper is ready for a strong debut in FIA F3. The whole team are looking forward to working with him during the season.”