The Carlin driver significantly improved from where he picked up last time in Hungary before the long summer break with two silverware from the weekend in Belgium, which gives him an easy promotion to fifth in the standings, and his teammate, Logan Sargeant, is now only 15 points away.
However, heading to the Netherlands for the first time as Formula 2 enters uncharted territory with five Formula 3 graduates from the grid showing up on the podium last year, Lawson is ecstatic to drive around the physically demanding circuit. “Zandvoort is just a crazy circuit.” Said Lawson,
“I am looking forward to the banking and the elevation, all of that, I think it’s a very exciting driver circuit.”
Last time out in Spa-Francorchamps, Lawson had an epic Free Practice debut in Formula One, as the Kiwi racing driver took his third win of the season with a dominant drive in the Sprint Race and claimed third in the Feature Race.
Despite scoring three victories this season with Carlin, Lawson wasn’t pleased with his accomplishments so far. He was targeting the title, which seems impossible for all drivers behind Felipe Drugovich, who has a 43-points advantage over Sargeant, who currently sits second in the standings.
However, Lawson hopes to carry the momentum forward this weekend to finish in a good place this year. The 20-year-old added, “Spa was good. We need Zandvoort to be better.”