Liam Lawson

Name: Liam Lawson
Born: February 11th 2002
Nationality: New Zealander
Team: Hitech GP
Car Number: 5

Career
Liam Lawson started karting in 2009, but professionally karting in 2011. He won a multitude of championships across New Zealand, including two in Kartsport NZ Schools Championship. 

2015 marked his single seater debut, racing for Sabre Motorsport, winning once and gaining 10 podiums. This placed him 2nd in the standings. For New Zealand Formula First Championship, he stayed with Sabre, competing in 24 races and earning a win and 3 podiums.

For the NZ F1600 Championship Series in 2016-2017, he entered in his own team Liam Lawson Motorsport. Liam’s domination was evident, especially how he won 14 out of 15 races and was on the podium for the entire season. With 605 points on the board, he finished first in the championship.

In 2017, he moved to CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship and Victorian State Circuit Racing Formula Vee Championship. In the Australian Formula 4 championship, he finished 2nd in the series, with 5 wins and 12 podiums. He finished 78 points behind Nick Rowe, who led the championship.

For the 2018 racing season, he moved to Europe for the racing, driving in ADAC Formula 4 Championship with Van Amersfoort Racing and F3 Asian Championship with Pinnacle Motorsport. With 9 podiums with 3 wins included in ADAC Formula 4, Liam finished in 2nd behind Lirim Zendeli. Even though Lawson raced only 3 races in F3 Asian Championship, he was on pole and won all 3.

2019 provided a year of many championships where he competed in Formula 3 (more info below), Macau Grand Prix (more info below), Euroformula Open Championship and Toyota Racing Series. In Euroformula, he competed in rounds 1-5 and 8-9. Here he competed in 14 races, winning in 4 and finishing on the podium 7 times. He ended up finishing 2nd in the championship behind Marino Sato.

The Toyota Racing Series gave Liam Lawson another championship win under his name. He competed with M2 Competition, driving with Marcus Armstrong,  Artem Petrov, Lucas Auer, Cameron Das and Esteban Muth. Lawson finished 11 times on the podium with 5 of them being wins, giving him 365 points. He stayed in M2 Competition for another season of Toyota Racing series. This time he also won 5 times, finished on the podium 10 times and also got 356 points. Igor Fraga finished first in the standings, followed by Liam Lawson.

Liam Lawson in Circuit Paul Ricard 2019

FIA Formula 3 Championship
In 2019, Liam Lawson made his debut in Formula 3 with MP Motorsport, driving alongside Richard Verschoor and Simo Laaksonen. He achieved 2 podiums in the 16 races that he competed in, getting them in Silverstone race 2 and Monza race 2. Lawson finished 11th in the standings with 41 points, behind Max Fewtrell.

MP Motorsport brought Liam Lawson, Richard Verschoor and Lukas Dunner to Macau Grand Prix for the 2019 round. In the qualifying race, he started 15th and ended up 20th. The following day, he finished 7th in the main race ahead of Marcus Armstrong.

For the 2020 season, he has been confirmed to drive for Hitech Grand Prix in Formula 3, driving with British Max Fewtrell and Norwegian Dennis Hauger.