Coming off a solid second round in the ADAC German Formula 4 championship, Liam Lawson is hoping to repeat that form at Lausitzring this weekend.
With three podiums from the first six races of the season, Lawson is currently in a four-way battle for second spot in the championship.
Racing for the Dutch-based Van Amersfoort Racing (VAR), the 16-year-old Kiwi has been a front-runner since arriving in Europe and following a two-day test at Lausitzring just prior to the start of the season, Lawson is eager to get back behind the wheel of his Turners F4 car.
“This is a really good circuit, really fast, and with a couple of long straights there are passing opportunities
“I’m just excited to be going racing again. Hopefully we can go one step higher on the podium,” said Lawson, who twice finished 2nd at the last round.
This year’s German series is stacked with talented young drivers from 13 different countries and qualifying sessions have seen the top-ten cars split by less than seven-tenths of a second.
Lawson and teammate Frederik Vesti (Denmark) are VAR’s leading drivers behind current championship leader Lirim Zendeli, racing for US Racing, which is half-owned by former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher.
The ADAC Formula 4 championship will once again provide supporting races to the DTM touring car championship, with both live timing and livestream racing available at liamlawson.live.
Qualifying at Lausitzring is early Saturday morning NZ time, with Race 1 at 8.10pm on Saturday night and Race 2 in the early hours of Sunday morning. The reverse grid third race is scheduled for 7.50pm on Sunday.
German Formula 4 Championship Points (Top 6) after Rd 2:
1. Zendeli 115
2. Vesti 65
3. Enzo Fittipaldi (Brazil) 61
4. Lawson 59
5. Charles Weerts (Belguim) 57