Lawson: “It is quite frustrating” after lack of championship challenge

Lawson: “It is quite frustrating” after lack of championship challenge

Liam Lawson insisted that he hasn’t achieved everything he set out to accomplish so far this season and he was targeting a championship challenge.

The New Zealander currently sits fifth in the championship having scored three victories in 2022 for Carlin including a win and third place finish last time out at Spa-Francorchamps.

Lawson said: “I think this year going in the goal was to be fighting for the championship. “That’s the goal every year and this year we haven’t been doing that so that side of it is quite frustrating.

 “But at the same time going into the last couple of races I’m sort of in a space where I’m trying to have some cool races and have some highlights.

“Race wins is what i’m going for as is everybody but definitely the sort of pressure of fighting for a championship is not really there right now so it’s a shame. 

“Obviously we want to be doing that but at the same time I think it puts us in a nice opportunity to to push for the maximum with some cool races.”

The Red Bull Junior also heaped praise on his coach Enzo Mucci who has helped him progress in recent years, particularly focusing on mental coaching.

“I’ve been working with Enzo now for four years I think I would say it’s been a while and I would say he’s been a huge part of basically helping me get to this point. 

“In the earlier years we worked a lot on I guess his main area where he helps me the most is on the mental side of things preparing mentally for a race weekend. 

“And I think that was really important especially when I first signed with Red Bull obviously dealing with that extra pressure that I never had before. 

“Working with Enzo has helped me deal with this big pressure moments in this early years and all the way up until now as well.

“I talk to him all the time, nearly everyday now and spending that much time with a person you start to go about things the same way he does and I think he’s been really important to help me get to this point.”

 

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