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Manuel Sulaiman

Manuel Sulaiman

#12 DEForce Racing


Birthdate: July 22, 2000
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Residence: Puebla, Mexico
Website: ManuelSulaiman.com
Twitter: @manuelsulaiman
Instagram: @manuel_sulaiman
Team Website: deforceracing.com




Mandala / Viva Aerobus / Telcel / La Santa

Nationality: Mexican

Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Height/weight: 5’8” / 145 lbs.

Education: Attending University

Talent I wish I had: To read peoples' minds

An interesting note about me: I was captain of my school's football team

Best meal I can cook by myself: Quesadilla

Bucket list: Go sky diving, surfing, and fly a helicopter

Favorite places to visit: Restaurants

Unusual habit: I crack my neck

Racing goal: To be at the top of formula racing and win

Racing hero: Fernando Alonso

Career results:


  • Finished sixth in his rookie Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season, earning three poles, four podiums – and the team’s first Road to Indy victory, at Mid-Ohio


  • Won the F4 NACAM Championship, with 10 victories, four pole positions, four quickest race laps and 15 podiums in 20 races
  • Finished sixth in his rookie Cooper USF2000 Championship with two podiums and 11 top 10 finishes in 15 races


  • Finished ninth in the F4 British Championship with 18 Top 10 finishes in 30 races, with a best finish of fourth


  • Finished 13th in the British F4 Championship with nine Top 10s and a podium
  • Finished sixth in the FIA Formula 4 Nacam Championship with three podiums


  • Won the Rotax Grand National in Junior Max
  • Competed in the Rotax MAX Challenge World Finals in Italy


  • 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


  • Won the Nacam-Codasur FIA de las Americas karting event
  • Competed in the Florida Winter Tour and the Rotax International Open


  • Competed in the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (New Orleans) in the Mini MAX class


  • Won the Rotax Karting Mexico event in the Mini MAX class


  • Won the Rotax Karting Mexico event in the Mini MAX class


  • Began racing karts at local and state championship events