Team / Hitech Grand Prix
Displaying tousled blonde hair and a boyish Kiwi grin, the softly spoken Liam Lawson is part of a new era of Kiwi motor racers.
The Red Bull Junior has been on the pathway to success since first stumbling into the garage of a champion over 10 years ago. Standing in the soon to be familiar workshop of Kiwi racing legend Kenny Smith - a man he would come to call his mentor - Lawson was merely intoxicated by the cars that he dreamt of one day racing.
The 2019 Toyota Racing Series Champion enjoyed two seasons in the second tier of junior motorsport, scoring three wins and six podiums, but fell just short in the excruciatingly tight 2020 title fight.
Stepping up to F2 with Hitech Grand Prix, Lawson will be in direct competition with Red Bull Academy rival, Jüri Vips – who will sit next to him in the Hitech garage. Whichever one of them comes out on top could follow in the footsteps of Alpha Tauri’s F2 graduate, Yuki Tsunoda.