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Middle East Sports Investment Forum to partner with Jak Crawford on the 2024 Formula 2 season.

MESIF will be prominently displayed on both the DAMS race car and the young Texan’s Driver Suit in advance of the MENA sports and investment conference in London, June 5th 2024, at Emirates Stadium.

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February 27, 2024 – Sakhir, Bahrain:  The Middle East Sports Investment Forum ( is proud to support US Racing car driver Jak Crawford during his 2024 Formula 2 campaign with the DAMS Formula 2 team. 


Jak recently joined the Young Driver Development Programme at Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team, taking another big step in his stellar young career. 

Phoenicia, the US based sports and entertainment private equity advisory firm is a key sponsor and partner for MESIF 2024 and arranged the relationship for Jak Crawford with MESIF.    

The Middle East Sports Investment Forum 2024 will take place on the 5th of June at the Emirates Stadium in London. MESIF 2024 is a pivotal event in the realm of sports investment and brings together the key stakeholders, industry experts, and thought leaders from across the Middle East to discuss the latest trends and opportunities in this dynamic sports market. 

Maximilian Lejman, Event Director at MESIF 2024 said: “This partnership with Jak reinforces our commitment to the development of young athletes and sports across the Middle East. We would like to congratulate Jak on the upcoming season, and we believe he embodies the MESIF values of creating mutually successful partnerships between government, private sector and international brands. We look forward to collaborating with Jak and Phoenicia further on MESIF 2024!” 

Chris Lencheski, CEO at Phoenicia Sport added,” Jaks’ discipline, race craft and professionalism has been his signature since coming on the scene impressively whilst at Red Bull Racing Academy and given the growth across the MENA region in all matters motorsports, Jak can uniquely serve as the ideal Brand Ambassador for the MESIF mission – when you look at the quality of best-in-class companies, multiple foreign ministries of finance, sport and tourism and the curated nature of this private finance forum – it simply fits 
all that Jak offers and speaks toward
– Jak will be an exemplary spokesperson”. 

Jak Crawford, “I am very excited to announce this partnership and to have MESIF 2024 on the car! Heading into my inaugural season with both the DAMS F2 Team and as a Young Driver for the Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team it is fitting to begin the season with a new partnership with MESIF highlighting their upcoming 2024 event in London. My first two races and my last two races of the year are in the Middle East. I know I will have a fast car in Bahrain and hope to follow up the same in Saudi Arabia - Then later in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. I really enjoy driving on these circuits and I would like to wish Maximilian and the team a lot of success at the Middle East Sports Investment Forum”. 

Jak Crawford F2 Profile

Jak Crawford on Instagram


Join us at the Middle East Sports Investment Forum 2024 as we come together to shape the future of sports in the Middle East and beyond.

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