Liam ready for championship debut



Recently crowned SpeedSport Scholarship winner, Liam Lawson, will make his racing debut in the New Zealand Formula First championship this weekend, when the series begins at the Manfeild race circuit.

The talented 13 year old from Pukekohe High School heads into the first round with confidence after scoring ten podiums from 12 races at the same circuit during the recent Manfeild Winter Series.

While Liam appreciates how important the pre-season training was, he doesn’t put too much attention on his results to date.
“Coming from racing karts to singleseater cars has been a big, big learning curve,” said the bubbly teenager, who is full of praise for his tutor and driving instructor, as well as last year’s SpeedSport Scholarship winner, Brook Reeve.
Reeve drove in three rounds of the Manfeild Winter Series, winning seven races and showing the way for his Scholarship successor.
“Racing behind Brook helped me a lot,” explained Liam.
“There’s a lot to learn about racing these Formula First cars, and I know I have to be patient because drafting is so important to being fast. I’m really, really looking forward to it, I can’t wait!”
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