Lawson “reasonably happy” with Le Castellet weekend

Lawson “reasonably happy” with Le Castellet weekend

Spielberg Driver RatingsRound 9: Driver Ratings

Red Bull Junior Team driver Liam Lawson declared himself “reasonably happy” with his weekend in France, at Round 9 of the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship.

Lawson, who drives for Carlin, won the Sprint Race on Saturday after overtaking Marcus Armstrong and Jehan Daruvala, and finishing sixth in Sunday’s Feature Race.

“Obviously yesterday (Saturday) was really nice, the car was very good and we score some good points. I felt at least equal with the guys in front, if not a bit faster,” the New Zealander explained.

The 20-year-old did admit that he knew the Feature Race was going to be tough, saying: “We knew it was going to be a little tough starting from 9th today (Sunday), but we had good speed.

“We know we’ve got to be higher up in Qualifying, that is what made today a bit difficult,” Lawson added.

A total of 18-points added to his total see’s Lawson move to 79-points, 39 adrift of his Carlin team mate Logan Sargeant, who took pole position in France this weekend.

Lawson was full of praise for his team this weekend: “(The car) was consistently good, over the whole lap, so big thanks to Carlin, they did a great job.”

Carlin had moved to the top of the Teams’ Standings following the two points for Sargeant’s pole position and Lawson’s Sprint Race win, but following ART Grand Prix’s double podium in the Feature Race, and Sargeant failing to finish, Carlin have slipped down to third, behind MP Motorsport.

The Farnborough-based team are only 12-points behind leaders ART, with Sargeant third and Lawson fifth in the drivers’ standings, which MP’s Felipe Drugovich still leads.

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Spielberg Driver RatingsRound 9: Driver Ratings