Liam Lawson said that his strong pace in Abu Dhabi revealed the speed they could’ve had throughout the season.
The Carlin driver took a dominant victory in Saturday’s Sprint race before driving to third place in the Feature Race.
Lawson said when asked by InsideF2: “It just shows the potential that we’ve had all year, it shows where we should’ve really been the whole season so we had a pretty rocky season but to finish like this is nice.”
The New Zealander has driven in Formula 2 for the last two seasons. He achieved five victories in that time for the Surrey-based team
The 20-year-old said that it’s good to repay the team for their efforts throughout the season as they usurped ART in their battle for second in the Teams’ championship.
“It’s good to repay the team with second in the standings for myself as well to finish the year.
“I think we finished third which is not where we wanted to finish but it’s nice to end up with maximum coming into the weekend.
“But for the team they worked really really hard all year so it’s nice to repay them with that.”
The Kiwi’s team mate Logan Sargeant survived a nervy weekend as he grasped the opportunity to become a Formula 1 driver in 2023.
The American finished P5 and P6 during his last F2 weekend, Sargeant will join fellow F2 graduate Alex Albon at Williams.
Lawson commended his team mate for his efforts throughout the year and is hoping to join the 21-year-old on the Formula 1 grid in the future.
“Logan’s been great all season, it’s nice for the team to have both of us very competitive this year.
“For both of us we’ve had a similar sort of season, we’ve ended up with similar points just in very different ways but I’m happy for Logan he’s a great guy, he’s been a great team mate and he fully deserves the seat, hopefully I can join him sometime soon.”
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