At the Monza circuit, Liam Lawson was impressed by winning his first race at the DTM Championship. Shortly before he won, New Zealand spoke in an exclusive interview RacingNews365 About his ambitions in motorsport. His career began two years ago when Marco was happy to join the Red Bull training program.
“In 2019 I had the opportunity to play for Red Bull in their junior program, for which I am even more grateful. At that time we had a very difficult time financially getting everything. Thanks to Red Bull I had the opportunity to chase my dreams. I would not be here without them.” Lawson expressed his gratitude.
“Red Bull and Dr. Helmut Marco make sure I have everything in my hand. They give me a chance, they expect me to perform. When I perform, they give me the opportunity to progress, so everything revolves around performance,” said the highly competitive Lawson. “For example, we haven’t had an easy season at this year’s Formula 2 Championship. We were a little unhappy and thankfully Red Bull and Dr. Marco understand that.”
“They see the energy and speed we have. I think I already have a strong set in recent years, which is why it’s so important for me to show this this season. I think precious points can still go to the title. This year’s F2 Championship is not easy, but the good we have on hand We have to go with the package, that’s what I do. As a kid, I wanted to be a driver, so I give it my all. “
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Lawson, who grew up in New Zealand, already had to take a big step to succeed. “Everything in New Zealand is very different in terms of racing than in Europe, which is why I had to set foot in Europe at a young age. My first adventure took place in the Netherlands, where I raced for Van Amersford Racing” which helped me greatly and allowed me to make a living in Europe. Before that I had no experience racing in Europe, which is why I am forever grateful to Van Amersford Racing, “said Lawson, who came out a year later.
“When I was driving in Van Amersport, in the Netherlands, I lived with some of the team’s dynamics. It’s a special time in which I was able to get used to and adapt to Europe. You have to move to Europe to perform better in other classes. “
Like other young talents, Lawson plans to become a Formula 1 driver, and New Zealand hopes to follow in the footsteps of his idol Louis Hamilton. “I want to fight him. I think it’s an unrealistic situation. He’s been my idol since I was a boy. I’m sure he can step into Formula 1, but for now I have to take it a step further. I still have a long way to go, every racing week. I will try to improve myself in the end. “