AlphaTauri has announced their driver of choice as teams prepare for the Formula 1 young drivers’ test later this year. Enthusiasts are delighted to see a Kiwi driver in an F1 monocoque, as he is a fan favourite from Formula 2.
Liam Lawson will soon be driving a Formula One vehicle. The driver competes in the DTM series for Red Bull. In F2, he drives for Hitech GP and is presently seventh in the driver’s championship for the Red Bull Academy.
After F2, the obvious next step for a Red Bull Jr would be an F1 seat. However, given the current state of the market, it may be some time before we see Lawson race in the elite division.
Until then, he’ll be getting his seat fitted with the Red Bull sister team in preparation for the big day.
Liam Lawson is a promising driver, and the fact that Helmut Marko summoned him for a seat fitting in an AlphaTauri indicates that the Kiwi has done something right.
Many eyes will be on Lawson as he prepares for the young driver’s test in Abu Dhabi. Hopefully, the Red Bull protégé will continue to impress.
AlphaTauri isn’t the only one
Patricio O’Ward was also invited to the MTC for a seat fitting ahead of the US Grand Prix. Pato is a member of Arrow McLaren, the team’s IndyCar counterpart.
Zak Brown, on the other hand, has lost another bet. O’Ward will drive a Papaya car at the Yas Marina as a forfeit after winning an IndyCar race; the driver doubled the bet.
The Mexican put up a valiant battle in the American series, but he had his sights set on a Formula One seat. Brown, on the other hand, is in charge of the decision, and now that he has kept his word, he believes Pato would do the same.
“Drivers always have the ambition to drive in Formula 1, but I think we have to wait and see how it goes in Abu Dhabi,” the American mentioned.
Teams are already preparing for their futures in the sport, and they have a number of very competitive drivers to choose from.
It will be exciting to gain a glimpse into the future as the drivers’ test approaches.