Rumours have been circulating this last month around Nyck De Vries’ performance at Alpha Tauri and if he was to leave the team who would replace him. A name many people are saying is in the running is Liam Lawson.
Whilst performing his Red Bull reserve duties in Barcelona this weekend he caught up with InsideF2 to talk about his racing this year and what might come in the future.
In 2023 the Red Bull junior made the jump from Formula 2 to Super Formula in Japan, a place where many F2 drivers have gone to continue their careers through the years including Pierre Gasly and Stoffel Vandoorne.
We asked him how he is enjoying his time in Japan, “I’m very much enjoying Japan, honestly. The championship is really, really cool.”
Whilst he is enjoying the change in the championship, he has also started his campaign in the best way possible, winning his debut race. A trend he has continued from previous championships such as F2 and DTM.
However, this chain of debut wins is something he doesn’t really think about, “It’s not something that I was really thinking about but I’ve been very lucky and fortunate to have.”
But he is also staying realistic about the rest of his season, “The main focus now is to keep that consistency for the rest of the year.”
Looking forward to next year there have been those Alpha Tauri rumours, he is also still continuing his Red Bull duties being in the F1 paddock for about 50% of the year.
But for now he is focusing on Japan, “I’m enjoying being here and learning as much as I can while I’m here but the focus is firmly set on Super Formula.”
We will now be watching now to see how Lawson gets on in Super Formula this year whilst also seeing what the future holds for him looking to 2024.
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