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Manuel Sulaiman
Manuel  Sulaiman
DEForce Racing
12 Mexico
Cooper Tires USF2000 powered by Mazda
Manuel Sulaiman
rank
6
Career stats
Road To Indy
Total Poles
0
Race Wins
0
Birthday
Jul 20, 2000
Hometown
Mexico City, Mexico
Residence
Puebla, Mexico

HOBBIES: Playing sports like football, basketball, and soccer, also hanging out with my friends

RACING GOAL: To be at the top of formula racing and win

RACING HERO: Fernando Alonso

THE ONE PERSON I WOULD LIKE TO MEET: Lewis Hamilton

FITNESS: Weights, crossfit training

FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH: NFL football (New Orleans Saints)

FAVORITE SPORTS TO PLAY: Basketball and football

TALENT I WISH I HAD: To read people’s minds

FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT: Restaurants

BUCKET LIST ITEMS: Skydiving, surfing, flying a helicopter and traveling around the world

FEARS OR PET PEEVES: Snakes

ROUTINES OR HABITS: I crack my neck

INTERESTING NOTE: I was captain of my school’s football team.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 13 0 0 4 10 0 12

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 8, 2019 (St. Petersburg)

Road To Indy

  • 2019
    • Leads the F4 NACAM Championship after two rounds with three victories and two pole positions.
  • 2018
    • Finished ninth in the F4 British Championship with 21 top-10 finishes in 30 races and a best finish of fourth.
  • 2017
    • Finished 13th in the British F4 Championship with 11 top-10s and a podium.
    • Finished sixth in the FIA Formula 4 NACAM Championship with three podiums.
  • 2016
    • Competed in the Rotax MAX Challenge World Finals in Italy.
    • Won the Rotax Grand National in Junior MAX.
  • 2015
    • Competed in the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (Portugal) in the Junior class, the Rotax MAX Euro Challenge and the Super 1 National Rotax MAX Junior karting events.
  • 2014
    • Won the NACAM-Codasur FIA de las Americas karting event.
    • Competed in the Florida Winter Tour and the Rotax International Open.
  • 2013
    • Competed in the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (New Orleans) in the Mini MAX class.
  • 2012
    • Won the Rotax Karting Mexico event in the Mini MAX class.
  • 2011
    • Won the Rotax Karting Mexico event in the Mini MAX class.
DEForce Racing

DEforce Racing has announced plans to compete in the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda in a three-car assault with industry veterans David Martinez and Ernesto Martinez leading the squad and its drivers in the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires. The team, which is based out of MSR Houston in Angleton, Texas, has purchased three Tatuus USF-17 chassis and will begin its on track preparations for the 2017 season in the fall. The team will announce its driver lineup in coming weeks.

David Martinez is a highly accomplished driver who made a name for himself by scoring the best ever debut by a Mexican driver in IndyCar in 2006 (then Champ Car). Outside the cockpit he is also a partner in Speed Group and has helped develop and coach the career of many successful drivers including Esteban Gutierrez, David Garza, Will Owen, Jose Gutierrez, among others.

Ernesto Martinez started Falcone GP in 2006 and it quickly became one of the leading race teams across the racing ladder in Mexico including karting, open wheel racing and touring cars, as well as being a leading driver development program in Mexico.

“It's been so busy with our announcement that it´s been hard to get emotional or think about it too much" David Martinez stated. "What can I say, this is a great opportunity that was presented to me as a team owner. Me and Ernesto are more than partners, we are family and great friends. Our past experience is helping us make wiser decisions as we understand that the result will come from a collective effort. We are working hard on getting the best people inside our project. We're really looking forward to getting everything started. We can't wait to get our new cars and go testing.”

Ernesto Martinez stated similar enthusiasm. "David and I have been talking about this partnership for years. I think it's the wisest decision we could take. Exploiting David's extensive experience in driver development and my expertise in team management is something that we believe will be a winning combination."

Team Website deforceracing.com/