Liam Lawson is targeting a stronger second half of the season, after a disappointing start to the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship. The Kiwi driver finished on the Feature Race podium at Silverstone for the first time since the opening round in Bahrain, as he hopes to continue to progress this year.
Speaking during the post-Feature Race press conference, the Red Bull junior driver took stock of his performance, and looked ahead to the rest of the season:
“I would have liked to be further up [in the standings] and considering the speed that the car’s had this year we should be further up, but it’s nice to score good points this weekend. The goal is to have a better second half [of the season].”
The Carlin driver celebrated a double podium for his team, as his team mate Logan Sargeant took the win. Liam was happy to finally be able to showcase the British outfit’s pace:
“When you look at the standings it doesn’t show the true pace of where we’ve been this year. The team’s done a really really good job and we’ve basically had a rapid car every weekend, so it’s nice to show it this weekend and put both cars on the podium.”
Lawson had a great start in the Feature Race, moving up from fifth to third as Felipe Drugovich and Frederik Vesti were slow off the line. From there, he held onto the podium place despite pressure from Vesti:
“It’s very hard to overtake in Silverstone, so I knew if I didn’t make any mistakes then it would be fine. Unfortunately, I did have a massive lock-up with a few laps to go… that was a bit of a scare but once the flat spots died down the pace picked up again.”
After that strong performance, Lawson will hope that his – and the team’s – success can continue next weekend, for the eighth round of the season in Austria.
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