Lawson finished fifth in F3 last season with Hitech GP, taking three wins and six podiums overall. The Kiwi then stepped up to F2 for the post-season tests in Bahrain with the team, and proved that he could quickly get up to speed with the upgrade in machinery.
A rising star of the Red Bull Junior Team, New Zealand’s Liam Lawson will compete in Formula 2 and DTM in 2021.
Liam Lawson is one of the most prodigious talents in the current Red Bull Junior Team driver development programme. He’s won on his debut in every category he’s raced: Formula First, Formula Ford, Formula Four, Formula Three Asia and the Toyota Racing Series, which he won overall in 2019 – that’s an impressive list of achievements for someone who hadn’t even turned 17!
Lawson hit the big time in the 2016-17 season, when he won the NZ F1600 Championship Series in his home country of New Zealand.
Fast forward to 2020 and Lawson had scored his first big junior victory, at the European Formula Three Championship in Spielberg, Austria. He followed that up with a third-place finish at the 70th Anniversary edition of the British Grand Prix in Silverstone and first at the final race of the season in Mugello, Italy.
Finishing the 2020 season in fifth place overall, Lawson took the opportunity to race a dual campaign in 2021, with seats in both F2 and the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 for the full DTM season with AF Corse.