Nazim looking forward to racing in Spanish F4

PETALING JAYA: Having made his mark in Formula 4 SEA Champion­ship, Nazim Azman (pic) is now looking ahead to the Spanish Formula 4 after signing up with defending champions MP Motorsport.

Nazim made history when he won the final race at the Sepang event of the Formula 4 SEA Championship on Oct 1.

He became the first – and last – Malaysian to win an F4 support race at the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix.

“I may come back and race in the F4 SEA Championship, but it depends on my schedule.

“I may even drive in the German F4 in 2018 but I’m actually hoping to get into the British F3,” he said.

For anyone with ambitions to race in Formula 1, the F4 is a good stepping stone – particularly the South-East Asian Series, which offers 30 races for a cost-effective budget.

Nazim explained that the F4 was similar to karting except that the cars are so much faster.

“I would definitely recommend it to those harbouring dreams of eventually moving to Formula 1. It is a good step up from karting and prepares you for what lies ahead.

“Since it’s a one-make championship, no one has an advantage.

“All drivers have the same equipment and start on equal footing. The only difference is the driver’s skill.

“Driving in F4 SEA was really tough. I’m glad I finished on the podium in my last two races at Sepang – third and first – on the day of the last Formula One GP in Malaysia,” he said.

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