Scuderia Alpha Tauri's New Driver Sets New Record at the 2023 Singapore GP
Alpha Tauri's new driver Liam Lawson has shown his potential at this weekends race at the Singapore GP as he gains ninth position!
Liam was Born in Pukekohe, Auckland, the New Zealander has set a special record, that of winning at least one race as a rookie in all the categories in which he has raced.
He started racing karts at the age of 7 and as a 13 year old, he got behind the wheel of a Formula First single-seater and immediately showed what he is made of. In his very first season in an open-wheeler he took one win, one pole and ten podium finishes to finish second in the championship. In 2016, he did even better, becoming the youngest ever Formula Ford champion, doing so in fine style. He started all 15 races from pole and set the fastest lap on every occasion, with 14 wins and a second place to his name. In 2017, it was time to make the move from New Zealand to Europe where he continued on his winning ways, finishing runner-up in the ADAC Formula 4 series in his debut season.
He joined the Red Bull Junior Driver Programme at the age of 17, moved to England and took part in the EFO (Formula 3 series) and the new FIA Formula 3 championship. Then, in 2021, he tackled two very different types of racing: Formula 2 and DTM, coming very close to taking the title in the latter.
Lawson first tried a Formula 1 car in December 2021, taking part in the Abu Dhabi Rookie Test at the Yas Marina Circuit, getting into the cockpit of the AT02. In 2022, Liam drove at the free practice at the Belgian and Mexican GPs and with Red Bull Racing in Abu Dhabi.
Now in 2023, he is Scuderia Alpha Tauri's official Reserve Driver. This truly resembles the dream come true to many young and aspiring Formula One drivers, whether you've just started karting, or you're moving up the ladder... nothing is unachievable if you work hard enough for it!
Here's Liam's quote from this race weekend at the Singapore GP:
“I would’ve liked a few more Grands Prix to prepare for this one, but obviously, when you get the opportunity, you have to take it with both hands. Honestly, that’s what I’m trying to do, and today was fantastic. I’m happy with the race, and I definitely gave it everything because I think we maximised the car’s performance. I need to look at the start because it’s been two weekends in a row that I lost positions, so it makes our lives harder. We stayed out of trouble for the rest of the race and kept it clean. It’s hard when you’re struggling for pace, trying to maximise your tools and get everything out of it, so the race was physically demanding. At the end of the day, I’m really happy to have scored two points.”
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