Red Bull has terminated the F1 junior team contract of F3 racer Kacper Sztuka after just four rounds together in 2024.

Having only joined hands together ahead of the 2024 season, Red Bull has decided to terminate the F1 junior team contract with Polish racer Sztuka, midway into his ongoing maiden FIA F3 season with MP Motorsport.

The 18-year-old joined the Red Bull programme winning titles in karting and also Italian F4 with a rich pedigree, but his rookie F3 season has been far from ideal. He is 19th in the drivers’ standing with just six points, with a best result of fifth in Imola’s sprint.

For reference, his teammates Tim Tramnitz and Alex Dunne sits seventh an 20th respectively. Sharing the news about the Red Bull axe while giving his thoughts, Sztuka noted that he intends to complete the F3 season with MP Motorsport.

“I wanted to share with you information about my development and further performances in Formula 3 this season,” wrote Sztuka. “In recent weeks, the contract with Red Bull’s junior program was terminated at the initiative of the partner. Until the end of the cooperation, my starts, functioning in the team and the progress I made were positively assessed by all people working directly with me.

“Thank you very much to everyone who has been involved in the project that I have been a part of since November 2023. The above decision does not affect the assessment of the MP Motorsport team and our starting plans. In the 2024 season, thanks to the support of my sponsors, I intend to compete in all remaining rounds of the FIA ​​Formula 3 Championship and continue to develop as a driver both on and off the track.

“My determination to be the fastest, win and one day race against the best drivers in the world remains unchanged. Thank you for all your words of support. We are entering the final stage of preparations for the race in Barcelona. See you on the track,” summed up Sztuka, who was one of the 10 drivers in Red Bull Junior Team, which now has only nine.

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